Washington D.C. voters finally approved the legalization of marijuana for personal use, people who supported the move voted out the opposing strength by two third of the total votes, counting over twenty thousand votes till 9 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday.
Although provisionally approved, the motion could be barred by U.S. congress, if republicans take control of both of the chambers, by their constitutional power given to them. The new law of approved marijuana allow residents to have highest of six marijuana trees in their home and have highest 2 ounces of marijuana extract stored in the home, legally. Above the level is punishable by law, for provisional period of time, till the case is further processed and given full green signal.
Along with Washington D.C. Alaska also take the steps in legalizing marijuana in their state. Ninety seven percent of the people of Alaska have voted and the result has been a hairline win in favor of the legalization, pushing away the down votes by 52 percent against 48 percent.
According to the news sources there, the provisional approval will be law after three months when election is done, expected to be in late November. To control the sales & consumption of marijuana, the state will create a marijuana control board, which will work under the departments of Community, Economic Development & Commerce. This control board will make detailed law and regulations on the marijuana business in the state, which may take up to nine months after the election and marijuana control board is at full strength.
They also said that the motion was in process since 2000, when the Alaska people decided to go for a vote for the legalization of marijuana in Alaska, but failed to a percentage of 40 against 60 percent of people who opposed the motion. It was again in the news and up for vote in 2004, when it took some more figures and made a 44 percent vote, but still not enough for the legalization of marijuana. Finally in 2014, the people supporting it saw the face of the victory when it got 52 percent votes, and thus was provisionally approved for the sales & consumption of marijuana for personal & medical use, up to a limit of amount, with some restrictions as of now.
As of late news in Tuesday, the state of Oregon also joined Washington D.C. and Alaska, with a positive vote of 54 percent in favor of legalization of marijuana and 46 percent against it. According to their rules, the control & distribution of sales will be responsibility of liquor control agency of the state. Citizens of Oregon will also have permit to grow four marijuana plants in their home for personal use.
The expected revenue in Oregon is average of 16 million dollars in the year of 2017, according to a legislative revenue office of the state. He also added the projected highest revenue may rise up to 19.4 million dollars, where they are expecting to have at least 13 million us dollar from it.So, it seems you could finally enjoy your favorite best vaporizer for weed in the coming years. Like Alaska, people of Oregon who are in favor of the legalization of marijuana tried to have the motion since 1986 but failed against a strong opposing though until this month of 2017.