Several states will be voting on the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana. Elizabeth chuck wrote a great article about this for NBC NEWS. Follow the link below to read the full article.
Nine states have marijuana measures on the ballot this November, and chances are good that many will pass — giving pot advocates high hopes that the federal government will eventually lift its nationwide ban.
In five states — Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada — voters will decide on legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.
In four others — Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota — voters will weigh in on medical marijuana, which is already legal in nearly half the country.
Medicinal marijuana has been legal in California since 1996. A similar measure to Prop 64 to approve personal use of marijuana in California narrowly failed in 2010, but polls show that support now is hovering near 60 percent.
Morgan, the marijuana opponent, said California’s existing recreational pot laws have revealed the problems with legalization.
“We already have over 50,000 illegal outdoor cultivation sites that are destroying our natural resources,” he said. “The fertilizers and pesticides used are polluting the ground and the water table … It’s an environmental disaster, aside from the fact that today’s high potency marijuana is extremely harmful [to users].”