Alaska succeeded in legalizing, and so did Oregon. Alaska voted at 52% in favor of recreational marijuana, and Oregon voted at 54% in favor. Washington D.C. further decriminalized possession of marijuana by allowing residents to produce their own, which was voted in at 69%. New Mexico held a vote in two of its largest counties on advisory questions asking whether their elected officials should support decriminalization. The voters were in favor.
As for local progress, people have been raving about the higher price of recreational pot everywhere in Washington State. The increased prices are due to a lack of supply and a bottleneck in processing the end product. Average current price per gram stands at approximately three times more than the medical marijuana community. There has been some word of prices dropping as production steps up.
Mr. Doobee's the recreational marijuana store in Raymond, has been able to shop the market as more producers have come on line bringing in a more diverse product line and customers should start to see the prices drop in the near future. 3 M's in Porter report that they have an inventory of over 50 varieties with prices below $25 out the door, and are seeing an increasing demand in the market for products other than flower.
420 Holiday in Longview is touted to have recreational marijuana starting at $10 a gram, and ascending in quality, there are $15 and $25 variants as well. Main Street Marijuana of Vancouver is said to be "at full capacity" with their product.
The drop in prices is supposed to be credited to an increase in competition among producers and retailers, bringing in a better supply of product. The prices of recreational marijuana are still a little more than that of the medical marijuana industry, but progress is being made.