- Published: Friday, 02 December 2016 0:Dec
8 USA states Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada and North Dakota had legal recreational or medical cannabis ballot initiatives voted on November 8, 2016. Arizona currently has legal medical cannabis laws voted against their recreational ballot initiatives on election day. Arkansas, Florida, and North Dakota supported medical cannabis in their states. California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada voted in support of legal recreational cannabis laws.
Over half of the states now have legal recreational or medical cannabis laws. Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and Washington, DC.
The question is how will president-elect Donald Trump
and his cabinet of choice react to the successful cannabis voting results. He recently said during the campaign he will leave it up to the individual states.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, is leading Trump’s White House transition team, and to date he has favored enforcing the current federal cannabis laws.
Vice president-elect Mike Pence, has so far made it clear he doesn’t favour legalization of cannabis.
Only the passage of time will tell the truth of what the future holds for the cannabis community.
UPDATE November 12, 2016:
Governor Christie leader of the Trump transition team for several months has been replaced by vice president-elect Mike Pence and Christie was moved to the vice chair transition team position.