There will likely be a ballot measure in 2016 to fully legalize a recreational marijuana market to be regulated like alcohol. Republicans in the state are concerned that having this on the ballot in a presidential year will bring out more democrats. As such, the state may legalize before the 2016 date.
In 2014, Florida had “Amendment 2” which was a constitutional amendment to allow the use of medical marijuana. The measure needed 60% statewide to pass and narrowly missed the threshold by 2 points. Leaders of that movement are going to try to pass this legislation through the legislature or put this on the ballot again in the 2016 cycle.
Advocates are working to push a law similar to the Colorado law through the state legislature by 2016. The current Governor Jack Markell has said that he needs to see more evidence of economic benefit before signing any law. The legislature is looking to pass a decriminalization bill this year that may stop short of full legalization.
The Pennsylvania Senate intends to put a new medical marijuana bill up for a vote by spring of 2015. Additionally, it is expected that this state will pass an industrial hemp bill this year. The newly elected Democratic Governor Tom Wolf has said he would sign a medical marijuana bill.