It is on the ballot in the State of Washington, and I think it has a good shot of passing here.
We already have medical, but this is full blown legalization.
Initiative 502. Major revenue for the state, which is beyond broke. Lots of folks here that like their smoke. We just took booze out of the control of the state, allowing sale in stores, so they will push hard for this to fill that void.
In plain language, here is what Initiative 502 will do:
This law legalizes the possession of marijuana for adults age 21 and older. The only marijuana that would be legal to sell in this state would be grown by specially-licensed Washington farmers and sold in standalone, marijuana-only stores operated by private Washington businesses licensed and regulated by the state. There would be a 25% sales tax, with 40% of the new revenues going to the state general fund and local budgets, and the remainder dedicated to substance-abuse prevention, research, education and health care. Advertising would be restricted. A new marijuana DUI standard that operates like the alcohol DUI standard would be established.