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MI voters to decide on recreational marijuana, anti-gerrymandering, voting options

07 November 2018

To learn more about the proposal and the effects of legalizing marijuana, read Mark Peterson's in-depth report.

Voters in MI legalized recreational marijuana, making it the 10th state in the nation and the first state in the Midwest to do so.

In Utah and Missouri, voters on Tuesday decided that patients should have access to medical marijuana. In North Dakota, voters rejected a measure that would have legalized recreational marijuana.

Voters in four states are casting ballots on measures to legalize marijuana Tuesday, further testing the Trump administration's stance on the subject following the federal government's reversal of Obama-era law enforcement policies. The victory in MI highlights just how widespread support is for marijuana policy reform.

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MI voters have approved the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Impose a 10-ounce limit for marijuana kept at residences and require amounts over 2.5 ounces be secured in locked containers.

MI already had a sizable medical marijuana industry, but Tuesday's vote means residents 21 and older can now consume the drug and grow up to 12 plants for personal use. Additionally, the initiative legalizes the cultivation of industrial hemp, which can be used to make textiles, biofuels and foods.

In Missouri, voters will be asked to chose between three separate proposals legalizing medical marijuana to varying degrees. That revenue will be used for health care services for veterans. Municipalities can choose to ban or restrict marijuana businesses within their borders. 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 licensing authority is required to start accepting applications from would-be marijuana merchants with a year of that date, meaning that legal sales might begin sometime in 2020. If more than one measure passes, the proposal with the largest affirmative vote will become law. The bill appears to have support from a number of key stakeholders in the state, from advocates, policymakers and the Mormon church.

MI voters to decide on recreational marijuana, anti-gerrymandering, voting options