4 States Legalize Recreational Pot: A Look at California's Market
As new states legalize recreational marijuana, California can be seen into a window of what's to come. NewsNet's Danielle Radin reports.
In five states, marijuana was on the ballot this election year.
And in five states, marijuana initiatives were passed.
For recreational use it passed in New Jersey, Montana, Arizona, and South Dakota. For medicinal purposes it was passed in Mississippi.
In Oregon, voters came out in an overwhelming majority on Election Day to approve a historic bill decriminalizing the possession of hard drugs, including heroin and cocaine.
It's a first of its kind plan to drastically lower drug related arrests, opting for alternative treatment rather than punishment. The 2020 election proved how broadly accepted recreational marijuana has become throughout the US and across party lines, with measures to legalize recreational pot breezing to victories in Arizona, New Jersey, Montana and South Dakota. (Nov. 16) White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that the White House is "routinely looking at COVID numbers" when asked what the administration is doing in response to the recent surge in cases in the United States. (Oct. 17) NBC News' Cal Perry takes an in-depth look at the growing militia movement in the U.S. and what it means for potential election related militia violence.