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MI voters legalize recreational marijuana

08 November, 2018, 04:24 | Author: Melinda Barton
  • Marijuana legalization on the ballot in four states

After all, our upstairs neighbors in Canada championed nationwide marijuana reform by passing a legalization bill in June.

Recreational marijuana sales in Canada are expected to generate $4.3-billion in revenue in 2019, or slightly more than 60 per cent of the country's total $7.1-billion marijuana market, which includes medical and illegal sales, consulting firm Deloitte noted. Here's a rundown of the results. By her calculation, after factoring in MI, the total addressable market for adult, medical, and illicit use of marijuana will be $24.5 billion by 2030. Within a residence, adults will be permitted to grow up to twelve marijuana plants and/or possess up to ten ounces of marijuana.

Proposal 3 was "A proposal to authorize automatic and Election Day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting, and straight ticket voting; and add current legal requirements for military and overseas voting and post-election audits to the Michigan Constitution".

Michigan's Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer said in remarks Wednesday that she would consider expunging records for those convicted of criminal activities that are now legal in the state.

If Measure 3 passed, it would have fallen on the state legislature to pull together a regulatory structure. Patients not living within 100 miles of a dispensary would be able to grow six plants at home.

Proposal 1 establishes a 10 percent tax on marijuana products in addition to Michigan's 6 percent sales tax. The taxes collected would be used to fund a "state institute" to research "presently incurable diseases". Amendment 2 passed by a margin of 66 percent to 34 percent.


In Missouri, voters will be asked to chose between three separate proposals legalizing medical marijuana to varying degrees.

In the United States, Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly approved medical marijuana in late June, while Vermont legalized recreational use shortly after on July 1.

In Michigan, voters will decide whether to approve - for adults aged 21 and older - recreational use and legalize the possession and sale of up to 2.5 ounces of pot.

A Gallup poll released last month found that 66 percent of Americans, the highest level ever in the firm's almost 50 years of surveys on the topic, support marijuana legalization.

State Senator Coleman Young II attended a pro-recreational pot party in Detroit.

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