Recreational marijuana ballot proposal passes

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

The state will collect a 10 percent excise tax on marijuana sales, with revenue split between education, infrastructure, and municipalities that have approved marijuana businesses. And while a majority of legal states only allow the cultivation of six cannabis plants per individual, MI will allow 12. A similar measure in North Dakota, however, appears destined for defeat, though Legalize ND campaigners say they won't concede until all votes are counted-and if the measure does fail, they will try again in 2020, the Grand Forks Herald reports. Proposal 1 legalizes the use and sale for adults 21 and older.

The measure passed by a 56-44 percent margin. He says they will now turn to helping communities opt out of having to allow retail pot businesses.

Measures legalizing recreational marijuana are being considered during the midterm elections by voters in MI and North Dakota, potentially adding either to the list of nine states with similar laws now in place. Per the Associated Press, the 4 percent sales tax would fund veteran health services. Missouri became the 31st state to approve the medical use of marijuana. We do know that the proposal's passing doesn't mean you can walk outside and buy weed at this very moment.

One example of a possible timeline for MI comes from Colorado: Voters approved recreational marijuana in November 2012, but it didn't officially become legal to sell until 2014. Amendment two passed. That allows doctors to prescribe medical cannabis to patients. Canada last month became the first industrialized country to legalize recreational cannabis. "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". Possession of marijuana by minors would be treated the same as possession of alcohol.

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