Green Wave: Cannabis Wins at the Ballot Box

Marijuana legalization on the ballot in four states

Marijuana legalization on the ballot in four states

His platform includes legalizing medical marijuana, which voters in 14 of 16 counties across the state signaled support for in advisory referendums on the ballot. Medical marijuana is legal in 31 states, as well as the nation's capital.

Utah's governor said he would call lawmakers into a special session after the midterm election to pass the deal into law, even if Tuesday's initiative failed. The industry would be subject to a 10 percent tax, as well as a sales tax.

Voters in several states - including MA - voiced their opinions Tuesday on marijuana ballot initiatives, ranging from legalization to potential restrictions on cannabis shops in town.

At some point, Congress will have to officially recognize what's going on by reconciling federal law, which still prohibits marijuana in any form for any goal, with state laws that tolerate medical or recreational use. The majority voted in favor of legalization either medicinal or adult-use of marijuana, which signals state officials that they should proceed with the necessary reforms.

MI voters approved a law that legalized the possession, use, and cultivation of marijuana products by those who are at least 21 years of age.

Opponents say legalizing marijuana would lead to increased use by children, drug abuse and auto crashes.

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"Now that more than 30 states have enacted comprehensive medical marijuana laws, it is time for Congress to step up and address the issue at the federal level".

Residents can also grow up to 12 plants for personal use. The most straightforward approach I've seen is the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act, a one-sentence bill sponsored by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) that makes the federal marijuana ban inapplicable to anyone acting in compliance with state law.

Recreational marijuana becomes legal ten days after state election results are certified, which should happen early next month.

Kristin Schrader, 51, a Democrat from Superior Township in Washtenaw County, said she voted to legalize marijuana because she doesn't want people leaving MI to get it.

"Encouragingly, support for cannabis achieved bipartisan support past year and Republican support was up 2 percentage points in 2018 to 53 percent", Azer told CNBC last week.

Nationwide, 66 percent of Americans now support the legalization of marijuana according to a recent poll from Gallup. Both states passed amendments that legalize marijuana for people with qualifying illnesses, bringing the total count in the United States to 30 states.

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