The Green Party’s candidate for US president will be on the ballot in 45 states today; green will be on the ballot in nine.
Voters in Arkansas, Florida, and North Dakota will decide if they want medical marijuana legal in their states. In Montana, there’s a ballot initiative to redress state legislature action in 2011 that undermined a 2004 bill to legalize medical marijuana. If all four ballot questions pass, it would bring the number of states allowing the legal use of medical marijuana to 26 total.
More striking—and with the potential for far greater political and economic impact nationwide—is that in five other states, voters get to decide if they want to make weed a legal recreational drug. Arizona, California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada all have ballot initiatives that would put marijuana in a position sort of like alcohol today: If you’re over 21, you can purchase, own, and smoke it (or eat it, or vape, or whatever), as long as you do so on private property. [Read more at Quartz]