3 states pass marijuana legislation in midterm elections

07 November, 2018, 18:59 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Midterms and marijuana: These 4 states will vote on legal pot

The initiative allows for the possession of up to 2.5 ounces, or up to 10 ounces at a private residence, for those 21 and older. Residents would be allowed to grow up to 12 marijuana plants at their home without a license or purchase pot from a licensed business.

The North Dakota initiative was also unique in requiring "automatic expungement of the record of an individual who has a drug conviction for a controlled substance that has been legalized". Proposal 1 legalizes the use and sale for adults 21 and older. Missouri became the 31st state to approve the medical use of marijuana, while Utah was considering that step.

Amendment 2 follows the footsteps of previous state medical legalization.

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 US veterans.

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.


Missouri voters were confronted with three choices for permitting the use of medical marijuana - two that amended the state constitution and one that would do so by creating a new statute. But the Michigan Legislature still has to write laws that will govern the state's licensing system for marijuana businesses, and then the businesses will have to get proper licensing.

Marijuana legalization, non-partisan redistricting and expanded voting access were all given the green light by voters across the state and locally in Tuesday's General Election.

State laws allowing recreational use of marijuana have spread across the United States since Colorado voters approved one in 2012. Canada last month became the first industrialized country to legalize recreational cannabis.

State Senator Coleman Young II attended a pro-recreational pot party in Detroit.

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