The second Tuesday in November will bring about more than just a blessed end to the grim presidential race. It might also be the day that five more states will legalize recreational marijuana.

Voters in Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada and California — all of which have legalized medicinal marijuana — will tackle the issue on Election Day.

Recreational weed is already legal in Washington D.C., Colorado, Alaska, Oregon, and Washington state.

Should the five additional states all vote in favor of legalization, the drug will be recreationally legal for approximately one-fifth of the U.S. population.

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Peter Allen Clark ~ Mashable.com ~

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