Social Policy

The Legalization of Marijuana

REUTERS/Steve Dipaola 0 Canvassers leave flyers on their routes to drum up support for Oregon's Measure 91, which would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Portland, Oregon October 28, 2014. Voters in the U.S. capital and two West Coast states will decide in the Nov. 4 elections whether to legalize marijuana, pushing closer to the mainstream a notion that was once consigned to the political fringe. Ballot initiatives in Oregon and Alaska would set up a network of regulated pot stores, similar to those already operating in Colorado and Washington state.

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What Ohio's rejection of marijuana legalization tells us about direct democracy

November 4, 2015, Philip A. Wallach

Ohio’s Issue 3, which would have made the bellwether state just the fifth in the country to provide a legal market for marijuana, was decisively rejected by voters on Tuesday by an almost 2-1 margin. In this post, Phil Wallach explores the implications of the outcome on direct democracy. 

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