Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Michigan Proposals 2 and 3 have passed

Desiree Hennessy center attends to her adopted son Hestevan who has Cerebral Palsy and suffers from chronic nerve pain seizure disorder during the Utah Patients Coalition news conference in Salt Lake City. Ut Marijuana legalization on the ballot in four states
Scott Davis | 08 November, 2018, 04:24

North Dakota also weighed in a measure that would legalize marijuana use for those over the age of 21, but voters overwhelmingly rejected the proposal by a margin of 59.5% to 40.5%.

After a very exciting midterm election, it looks like a few more states will have legal cannabis. The industry would be subject to a 10 percent tax, as well as a sales tax.

MI has become the 10th state in the country to legalize recreational marijuana.

Current state law, according to a sheet explaining the proposition from the Utah Lieutenant Governor's office, requires that by January 1, 2019, Utah ensures "that cannabis is grown in the state and can be processed into medicinal form" and also that the state "establish a state facility to sell the cannabis that has been processed into a medicinal form".

MI voters approved a measure permitting people over age 21 to smoke pot recreationally.

Missouri also voted to legalize medical marijuana Tuesday.




Under Proposal 1, Michigan's state government will create regulations on: labeling and packaging of marijuana and marijuana products; and the advertising and marketing of marijuana, marijuana products, and marijuana businesses. More than 60% of Florida voters voted in favor of a measure to restore voting rights to more than a million felons who have completed their sentences, reports CNN. When Gallop began polling Americans about the marijuana legalization in 1969, just 12 percent of respondents supported the issue.

Just like the states that legalized before MI, businesses looking to operate dispensaries and the like will have to be state licensed marijuana.

Three other states had marijuana-related measures on their ballots.

So even though Utah voted yeson Proposition 2 - which would have allowed medical marijuana patients to cultivate cannabis plants, allowed for more dispensaries, and included a more expansive list qualifying conditions for a prescription - the compromise pushed by the Church of the Latter Day Saints cuts back on all of it.

Including Michigan, 10 states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana.

"Encouragingly, support for cannabis achieved bipartisan support previous year and Republican support was up 2 percentage points in 2018 to 53 percent", Azer told CNBC last week. I was on a drug policy panel with Rohrabacher last week at Reason's 50th anniversary celebration, and he seemed confident that President Trump, who has repeatedly said states should be free to set their own marijuana policies, is prepared to sign that bill or something similar.

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