Recreational marijuana isn't legal yet

Marijuana legalization on the ballot in four states

Marijuana legalization on the ballot in four states

In Missouri, voters passed one of three unrelated medical marijuana measures that made it onto the ballot. Medical marijuana is legal in 31 states, as well as the nation's capital.

Ten months after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded marijuana policies imposed during former President Barack Obama's administration, the results of Tuesday's midterm elections could reveal if Americans are wary of defying federal pot prohibition amid uncertainties caused by the Justice Department's about-face. The industry would be subject to a 10 percent tax, as well as a sales tax. Missouri became the latest state to allow medical use, while a proposition in Utah also appeared poised to pass as of Wednesday morning. Although North Dakota won't be legalizing recreational marijuana this midterm election season, cannabis companies in the United States and Canada rallied on new market opportunities in MI and what appears to be a shift in public perception about the drug.

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.

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. Those 21 and over will now be allowed to grow up to 12 plants each at their residence, and possess up to 10 ounces of cannabis.

He's not alone in thinking more needs to be done to address people who are locked up for non-violent marijuana-related offenses. A Gallup poll found that 72 percent of Democrats and 51 percent of Republicans support legalization.

"It's going to take about a year before we have commercial implementation of this system", said Hank.

Proposition C would have altered state law to place a 2 percent tax on medical weed that would go to veteran services, drug treatment, early childhood education, and public safety in cities with dispensaries.

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.

While cannabis laws continue to change state by state, primarily through ballot measures, experts note that increasing support across the country could push federal legalization to happen more quickly.

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