What's next for recreational marijuana in MI?

Cheryl Sanders
November 7, 2018

The proposal passed by a 56-44 percent margin with 93 percent of precincts reporting. Missouri became the 31st state to approve the medical use of marijuana.

People in Colorado voted to remove language in the state constitution allowing slavery and involuntary servitude to be used to punish a crime.

As of late Tuesday night with 43 per cent of polls reporting, MI voters appeared to vote in favour of legalizing recreational cannabis for anyone 21 years old or older in the state, with about 57 per cent of voters approving the ballot measure while 42 per cent voted against it. MI is now the 10th state to legalize marijuana for adults 21 and older.

Several states were added to the growing list of legal places to smoke marijuana. Within a residence, adults will be permitted to grow up to twelve marijuana plants and/or possess up to ten ounces of marijuana. The industry would be subject to a 10 percent tax, as well as a sales tax.

North Dakota approved a measure to redefine who is a qualified elector to say "only a citizen".

Amendment 3, on the other hand, would have placed a 15 percent tax on weed you'd buy at a storefront, and a tax on wholesale bud. The latter is the only state that does not authorize marijuana stores.

At present, recreational marijuana use is legal in nine states, as well as Washington, D.C. The drug is still banned at the federal level. Amendment 2 passed, which allowed doctors to prescribe medical cannabis to patients.

More marijuana. A measure to legalize recreational marijuana in Utah had what the Salt Lake Tribune calls a "commanding lead" early Wednesday. In Wisconsin, voters in towns across the state came out in support of legalizing both medical and recreational pot, possibly setting a precedent for statewide legalization.

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