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Voters uk canada goose outlet in Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota approved measures allowing marijuana use for medical purposes. Montanans voted on whether to ease restrictions on canada goose outlet in usa an existing medical marijuana law.

Florida, where the pot measure was backed by 71 percent of the voters, and Arkansas became the first states in the South with full scale medical marijuana canada goose outlet online uk programs, which exist in canada goose store 25 other states.

“These votes send a clear message to federal officials that it’s time to stop arresting Canada Goose Outlet and incarcerating marijuana users,” said Rob Kampia, executive director of the pro legalization Marijuana Policy Project.

The outcome will more than triple the number of Americans living in states where recreational pot is legal. The jurisdictions where that’s already the case Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington state and the District of Columbia have less than 6 percent of the population.

Another hot button issue gun buy canada goose jacket control was on the ballot in four states, including California, which already has canada goose outlet parka some of canada goose uk black friday the nation’s toughest canada goose factory outlet gun related laws.

Washington state approved a ballot measure that will allow judges to issue orders temporarily seizing guns from individuals who are deemed a threat.

In Maine and Nevada, a group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent millions promoting ballot measures that would require background checks Canada Goose Parka on nearly all gun sales and transfers. Both contests were canada goose uk shop too close to call early Wednesday.

Supporters say the expanded background checks would close gaps canada goose outlet shop in the federal system that allow felons, domestic abusers and the mentally ill to goose outlet canada buy firearms from private sellers at gun shows and online without a background check.

Nebraska was one of three states voting on capital punishment. California had two competing measures on its ballot, one repealing its rarely used death penalty and the other speeding up appeals so convicted murderers are actually executed.

Oklahoma residents approved a measure to make it harder to abolish capital punishment. It seeks to ensure canada goose outlet new york city the state has a way to execute prisoners even if a given method is blocked.

Colorado voters approved a measure that will allow physicians to assist a terminally ill person in dying. That’s already a practice in five other states. Coloradans canada goose outlet sale defeated a proposal that would have set up the nation’s first universal health care system.

Among the other topics addressed by ballot measures:

MINIMUM WAGE: Arizona, Colorado and Maine voters approved measures phasing in a $12 minimum hourly wages by 2020. In Washington state, where the canada goose outlet minimum wage is $9.47 an hour, voters approved a measure raising that to $13.50 an hour canada goose outlet online by 2020. canadian goose jacket The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.

BILINGUAL EDUCATION: California voters repealed a nearly two decade old law canada goose outlet that limited bilingual education in public schools.

TAX HIKES: Oregon voters defeated a measure that would have imposed a 2.5 percent tax on corporate sales that exceed $25 million. Washington voters rejected a plan to promote cleaner energy by imposing a tax of $25 per metric ton on carbon emissions from fossil fuels such as gasoline, coal and natural gas.

TOBACCO TAXES: Voters in Colorado, Missouri and North Dakota rejected proposals to raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products. Californians approved a measure that raises cigarette prices by $2 canada goose jacket outlet a cheap canada goose pack and places new taxes on electronic cigarettes.

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