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20 States That Will Be Voting on Marijuana Measures in 2016

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20 states across the nation will have medical and/or recreational marijuana initiatives on their ballots this November.

Arizona, California and Nevada are presumed to be the most likely to pass recreational marijuana laws, reports SF Gate. The Adult Use of Marijuana Act in California says that they have received $2.25 million in campaign donations. One Arizona campaign for recreational marijuana legalization has already reached its state-required 150,000 signatures to get onto the ballot, and a second campaign is nearing 100,000 signatures.  Nevada is, reportedly, ready to go for voting day.

Legalization issues will be on ballots in the following 20 states:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

Across the board, a total of 66 marijuana-related ballot measures exist for this November. A few states have multiple issues up for voting, including some anti-legalization measures.

Recent polls shows that 58 percent of Americans support marijuana legalization to some degree. Midwestern and southern states are projected to have the biggest hurdles to overcome for any type of pro-marijuana legalization.

As of now, 35 U.S. states have some degree of marijuana legalization in place, from the use of CBD-only products to full recreational marijuana use for adults 21 year of age or older.