Marijuana referendum opposition concedes defeat, Proposal 1 Passes

Marijuana legalization on the ballot in four states

And they can give away (without payment) up to 2.5 ounces to a person over 21 as long as it's not advertised or promoted to the public. And while a majority of legal states only allow the cultivation of six cannabis plants per individual, MI will allow 12.

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

In Michigan, passage of Proposal 1 would legalize marijuana use and possession for adults 21 while paving the way for the state to set up a system for taxing and regulating retail sales.

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.

In Missouri, voters will be asked to chose between three separate proposals legalizing medical marijuana to varying degrees. They ultimately voted yes on Amendment 2, and no on the other measures. Doctors can prescribe cannabis products for various symptoms, and patients can either buy it or grow it at home.




Voters this evening passed Proposal 18-1 into law, making MI the 10th state to legalize marijuana.

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. 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.

MI has become the first state in the Midwest to approve recreational use of marijuana.

OH was the most recent state to legalize medical weed through a ballot initiative in October, and Vermont became the first state to bypass the polls entirely by legalizing recreational cannabis through its state legislature in January. It also became the first state in the midwest to legalize marijuana. 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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