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2014 All Marijuana Legalization Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
July 16, 2014 National H Amdt 1086 Prohibits States from Penalizing a Bank for Providing Financial Services to Marijuana Businesses Amendment Adopted - House (231 - 192)
June 20, 2014 NY A 6357E Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 10)
June 19, 2014 NY A 6357E Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (117 - 13)
May 30, 2014 National H Amdt 748 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Preventing States from Authorizing the Use of Medical Marijuana Amendment Adopted - House (219 - 189)
May 29, 2014 CA AB 1894 Establishes a State Entity to Oversee Medical Cannabis Bill Failed - House (26 - 33)
May 16, 2014 MN SF 2470 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Conference Report Adopted - House (89 - 40)
May 16, 2014 MN SF 2470 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Conference Report Adopted - Senate (46 - 16)
May 1, 2014 IA SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (38 - 8)
April 30, 2014 IA SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (77 - 20)
April 24, 2014 IA SF 2360 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 12)
April 5, 2014 MD SB 364 Reduces Penalties for Possession of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (78 - 55)
March 26, 2014 NH HB 492 Authorizes the Recreational Use of Marijuana "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House (192 - 140)
March 14, 2014 MD SB 364 Reduces Penalties for Possession of Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 8)
March 12, 2014 NH HB 1625 Classifies Personal Possession of Marijuana as a Civil Violation Bill Passed - House (215 - 92)
March 8, 2014 WA SB 5887 Authorizes the Merging of the Medical and Recreational Marijuana Programs Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 15)
Feb. 17, 2014 WA HB 2149 Amends Medical Marijuana Program Bill Passed - House (67 - 29)
Jan. 15, 2014 NH HB 492 Authorizes the Recreational Use of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (170 - 162)

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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