Thursday, 15 November, 2018


MI becomes first state in Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana

Desiree Hennessy center attends to her adopted son Hestevan who has Cerebral Palsy and suffers from chronic nerve pain seizure disorder during the Utah Patients Coalition news conference in Salt Lake City. Ut Marijuana legalization on the ballot in four states
Bennie Garza | 07 November, 2018, 20:07

Here's a rundown of the results. More than half of likely voters support the measure, according to recent polling, and MI would become the first state in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana if the measure succeeds. "I don't want people to go to other states to get it and spend their money somewhere else". And while a majority of legal states only allow the cultivation of six cannabis plants per individual, MI will allow 12.

Advocates for cannabis in North Dakota are still hopeful that legalization will happen in the near future. It would, however, have legalized cannabis for residents 21-years-old and over, and expunged old convictions for cannabis possession.

The Associated Press also reports that Proposals 2 and 3 have passed.

Voters in Utah and Missouri will consider whether to approve the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Amendment 2 passed by a margin of 66 percent to 34 percent. Patients not living within 100 miles of a dispensary would be able to grow six plants at home.

Missouri voters opted to approve the sale of medical marijuana with a 4 per cent tax on cannabis sales with the revenue dedicated to health care services for USA veterans. We do know that the proposal's passing doesn't mean you can walk outside and buy weed at this very moment. The taxes collected would be used to fund a "state institute" to research "presently incurable diseases".

Matthew Abel, an attorney with the Cannabis Counsel in Detroit, says there is still work to be done on marijuana laws in the state.

Utah voters also gave the nod to medical marijuana.

MI voters approved a ballot proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in the state on Tuesday.

Recreational marijuana is now legal in some form in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Washington, D.C. Additionally, 30 states offer some form of medical cannabis. The measure would have legalized recreational cannabis for those 21 and over.

Once considered a taboo product, a growing number of Americans support marijuana legalization. Possession of marijuana by minors would be treated the same as possession of alcohol.

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