U.S. Government

U.S. Supreme Court

REUTERS/Steve Dipaola - 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. A measure in the District of Columbia would allow possession but not retail sales. If successful, the ballot initiatives could build momentum for legalization in other states and force candidates in the 2016 presidential election to take a stand on the issue.

Blog Post

Marijuana Policy in 2015: Eight Big Things to Watch

January 8, 2015, John Hudak

In November 2014, Oregon and Alaska followed Washington and Colorado in legalizing recreational marijuana. In this post, John Hudak looks at eight things to watch for in 2015 on the future of cannabis legalization. 

View All Research on U.S. Supreme Court ›Show 10 More