The 2014 Election will go down in the history books as one of the greatest elections for marijuana reform across the country. 2012 will likely always be number one, because after all, it saw the first two states legalize. However, 2014 is almost as significant because of the legalization vote in D.C., plus two more states, plus a bunch of local victories in states like New Mexico, Maine, and especially in Michigan.
From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everyone for their hard work. Whether you were a campaign manager, a volunteer, a signature gatherer, spent time at a phone bank, harassed your uncle to fill out his ballot (that’s me!), or in any other way contributed to the victories on Election Day 2014, THANK YOU!
Onward to 2016 initiatives, and also in the meantime, let’s see if we can’t get one or more state legislatures to legalize marijuana too! Florida’s Legislature needs to step up and get a real medical marijuana program passed there. 58% of Floridians want medical marijuana. It’s literally the most popular political idea in Florida right now. Some politician needs to take ownership of the idea and make it happen!
Off I go to work, with tiredness in my eyes, but a smile on my face. Marijuana is now legal in Oregon (well, once implemented, who’s splitting hairs, right?), and I can’t wait to hear what my co-workers are saying about it!