Gay Marriage & Weed Legal By Popular Vote! [VIDEO]
The Power of the People not only re-elected President Barack Obama, our voices were heard on two key moral issues in this Country: Smoking Pot for Fun and Same Sex Marriage. Find out which States voted YES to these proposals and more, after the jump.
This video is great because it highlight everything that happened on Election night. But in case you don't have a video player:
Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. Washington state also voted on a measure to legalize same-sex marriage, though results were not expected until Wednesday at the soonest. Heading into the election, gay marriage was legal in six states and the District of Columbia — in each case the result of legislation or court orders, not by a vote of the people. This public support could influence the U.S. Supreme Court, to challenge federal denial of same-sex marriages.
With many States already allowing the use of marijuana for medical use, Washington and Colorado are the first States to legalize it's recreational use!
Colorado's Amendment 64 allows adults over 21 to possess, and smoke in private, up to an ounce of Mary Jane. You can also grow up to six marijuana plants in your Colorado home.
Washington established a system of state-licensed marijuana growers, processors and stores, where adults can buy up to an ounce. It also establishes a standard blood test limit for driving under the influence.
In my hometown of Detroit, MI a city law was passed last night to allow adults older than 21 to possess less than an ounce of marijuana on personal property without criminal prosecution. (I Imagine this Holiday Season at home will be filled with burning Christmas Trees)
Now the question is, will the U.S. Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration, which consider pot an illegal drug, go after these weed heads?
In Oregon, a marijuana-legalization measure was defeated. In Massachusetts, voters approved a measure to allow marijuana use for medical reasons, joining 17 other states. Arkansas voters rejected a similar measure.
—In Oklahoma, voters approved a Republican-backed measure that wipes out all affirmative action programs in state government hiring, education and contracting practices. Similar steps have been taken previously in Arizona, California, Michigan, Nebraska and Washington.