Drug policy initiatives are winning in Montana; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Oakland, California; and Columbia, Missouri. Initiatives are losing in Alaska, Oregon, and Berkeley, California. Updated Nov 3 6:07 a.m. PST
Montana - Campaign - Results
Status: Winning 62-38
Description: Allow patients to use marijuana with doctor's approval; allow patients and their primary caregiver to grow up to six plants each and possess up to one ounce "usable marijuana" each; create registry ID cards; and allow patients and caregivers to discuss their medical use in court.
Oregon - Campaign - Results
Status: Losing 42-58
Description: Lower the annual registry fee from $150 to $20; include nurse practitioners and naturopaths in the definition of "attending physician"; increase plant limit to 10 and possession limit to six ounces; allow physicians to recommend pot for any condition they think appropriate.
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Campaign - Results
Status: Winning 74-26
Description: Remove the possibility of incarceration or other non-monetary penalties for any pot use; wave pot fines if used on the recommendation of a qualified health professional.
Berkeley, California - Campaign - Results
Status: Losing 49-51
Description: Remove the ten-plant limit on patients growing pot; set up a committee to oversee the safety of the of the city's medical marijuana dispenceries; amend pot club zoning laws; and require the city to dispense pot to patients if federal authorities shut down the dispenceries.
Oakland, California - Campaign - Results
Status: Winning 64-36
Description: Establish a system to tax and regulate marijuana as soon as California law allows such a system; make marijuana crimes the lowest law enforcement priority; create a committee to monitor the implementation of the ordinance; and lobby the state and federal government for changes to allow Oakland to tax and regulate.
Columbia, Missouri - Campaign - Results
Status: Prop 1 winning 69-31
Status: Prop 2 winning 61-39
Description: Prop 1 would dismiss all charges against patients who use marijuana with the recommendation or approval of a doctor. Prop 2 would steer all misdemeanor marijuana charges to city court and remove the possibility of jail time (fines of up to $250 would still apply).