Tim Dickinson lists the states most likely to follow in Colorado's and Washington's footsteps and legalize marijuana. His picks: Oregon, California, Nevada, Rhode Island, Maine, Alaska, and Vermont. On California:
The grandaddy of less-prohibited pot is again a top candidate to fully legalize cannabis. Prop 19 failed 53-47, and pot advocates are determined not to run another initiative in an "off-year" election, likely putting ballot-box legalization off for four years. "2016 is a presidential election year, which brings out more of the youth vote we need," said Amanda Reiman, who heads up the Drug Policy Alliance's marijuana reform in California.