MI becomes first state in Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana

Midterms and marijuana: These 4 states will vote on legal pot

Midterms and marijuana: These 4 states will vote on legal pot

Abortion. Alabama voters passed an amendment to the state constitution recognizing "the rights of unborn children, including the right to life", while West Virginia said yes to a measure banning Medicaid from funding abortions, the Los Angeles Times reports. Utah and Missouri approved the use of medical marijuana. In the 2018 midterm elections, four states voted on various stages of legalization, whether medical or recreational.

Healthy and Productive Michigan said in a statement Tuesday night that "our side lost" the measure that if approved will make the state the first in the Midwest to legalize its sale and use.

It will come with a 10% tax, and will only be available to people ages 21 and older. Within a residence, adults will be permitted to grow up to twelve marijuana plants and/or possess up to ten ounces of marijuana. Its proposal also levies a 10 percent sales tax on pot sales.

More marijuana. A measure to legalize recreational marijuana in Utah had what the Salt Lake Tribune calls a "commanding lead" early Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a similar measure in North Dakota is poised for defeat.

MI voters approved a ballot proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in the state on Tuesday. The latter is the only state that does not authorize marijuana stores.

MI is now one of nine states that allow recreational use of the substance, including California, Colorado, and Washington, D.C. Canada last month became the first industrialized country to legalize recreational cannabis. Amendment two passed. That allows doctors to prescribe medical cannabis to patients. "With such overwhelming public support for marijuana legalization, even including majorities of Republicans and older Americans, there's only so long that the federal government can continue to hold out".

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