Friday, 16 November, 2018

Marijuana expands into three more states

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
Cristina Norman | 08 November, 2018, 04:27

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.

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.

Tuesday's 2018 midterm elections was a big success for cannabis advocates.

Voters have spoken and the proposition to legalize recreational marijuana in MI has been approved. Its proposal also levies a 10 percent sales tax on pot sales.

While Michigan is the tenth state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, passing such a proposal would have been unthinkable half a century ago.

The good news for anyone wanting to get high without breaking the law is that the medical marijuana regulatory system gives the state a head start.

MI is now one of nine states that allow recreational use of the substance, including California, Colorado, and Washington, D.C. It may take another year for the state issues licenses for businesses to sell marijuana. 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.

In this way, Utah and Missouri joined a list that now includes 33 states where medical marijuana is legal. The latter is the only state that does not authorize marijuana stores. Amendment 4 was one of 13 ballot initiatives that Floridians considered this year, but it has received the most attention as it enfranchises the largest population in USA history since women's suffrage. Each legalized growing, manufacturing, selling and consuming marijuana and marijuana products for medicinal use. A Gallup poll found that 72 percent of Democrats and 51 percent of Republicans support legalization. Amendment 2 passed by a margin of 66 percent to 34 percent. Amendment two passed. That allows doctors to prescribe medical cannabis to patients. 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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