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View Poll Results: Next states to legalize recreational marijuana
Alaska 18 15.93%
Arizona 6 5.31%
California 59 52.21%
Connecticut 8 7.08%
DC 9 7.96%
Delaware 6 5.31%
Hawaii 22 19.47%
Maine 17 15.04%
Massachusetts 19 16.81%
Michigan 6 5.31%
Montana 5 4.42%
Nevada 12 10.62%
New Jersey 5 4.42%
New Mexico 11 9.73%
Oregon 51 45.13%
Rhode Island 7 6.19%
Vermont 26 23.01%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 113. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-07-2012, 12:55 AM
 
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Colorado and Washington were the first two states to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Which ones are next?

The list is the remaining 16 states and DC which already have it legal for medical purposes:

Alaska
Arizona
California
Connecticut
DC
Delaware
Hawaii
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan
Montana
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
Oregon
Rhode Island
Vermont
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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California, Oregon & Hawaii are obvious choices. It was decriminalized at one point in Alaska too, so they might go that way again.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:41 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Vermont will most likely be the first Eastern state to do so. I'm pretty sure California could do it next time around, but I think 2016 would be the year where more people show up at the polls rather than a mid-term like 2014. I was shocked that Oregon didn't do it this year as I thought they were more likely to legalize it than Washington or Colorado. New Mexico perhaps, but I don't really sense any stong advocacy or opinions about it either way around here as one does up in Colorado. However if it were put on the ballot in New Mexico it would probably be legalized.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Indiana seems likely to consider legalizing in the next couple of years.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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The usual suspects: California, Hawaii, Oregon and Vermont but also maybe a few wildcards like Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Nevada, Alaska.

I'm hoping for the Federal Government to get the hell out of the matter first, which will actually give states real authority to say it truly is legal.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:26 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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I wonder when the Supreme Court will weigh in on this.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:35 PM
 
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Oregon. Its a very liberal state and it votes democratically in almost every part of the state. plus there are a ton of stoners in oregon.

Hawaii is also like oregon and will likely legalize majiujana.

D.C could legalize marijuana

Other states i would see likely to legalize marijuana this decade would be california (government, corruption and people are always the problem with this), Rhode Island (again their state govt is terrible) and Massachusetts
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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It will depend on whether Eric Holder clamps down on Washington or Colorado first. The Feds are already clamping down on the medical marijuana dispensaries, so if they have the same response to WA and CO laws, then this question will be moot.

If he doesn't do anything and leaves it to the states, then this question becomes more relevant.

If the USSC says its a matter of "full faith and credit", then it will be de-facto legal everywhere.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Florida
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California
Vermont
Massachusetts
Oregon
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:04 AM
 
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I would say Michigan could be one of the next ones in order to help out their economy.
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