Let's get high: MI just voted to legalize recreational marijuana

Marijuana legalization on the ballot in four states

Michigan Voters Legalize Marijuana

The ballot measure comes ten years after MI voters approved the use of medical marijuana. Fifty-six percent voted in favor. It would have also allowed for a legal system of production and sales but it did not outline any rules or regulations. And they can give away (without payment) up to 2.5 ounces to a person over 21 as long as it's not advertised or promoted to the public.

That does not mean Canadian tourists will be able to bring cannabis over the border between MI and Ontario. Even in Deep Red Utah, medical marijuana wins.

The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice found that teen use, high school graduation rates and dropout rates have remained flat since Colorado voters approved marijuana legalization in 2012. The proposition bans smoking pot, however; instead patients can consume edibles, vape and use other means of consumption.

Under the measure, it will be regulated like alcohol and only be allowed to be used by people in the privacy of their own homes. Cowabunga! With 55 percent of precincts reporting as of 11:40 p.m., 57.7 percent of voters had voted "yes" on Proposition 1, according to the New York Times.

The primary opposition group to Michigan's ballot initiative on whether to legalize recreational marijuana has conceded defeat. Amendment two passed. That allows doctors to prescribe medical cannabis to patients. Both of these failed to pass.

In Alabama, an amendment to the state's constitution will formally "recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and rights of children, including the right to life" The Republican-backed Amendment 2 does not specifically outlaw or restrict abortion in Alabama.

In Michigan, passage of Proposal 1 would legalize marijuana use and possession for adults 21 while paving the way for the state to set up a system for taxing and regulating retail sales.

Adding two more states with medicinal marijuana would mean nearly 70 per cent of Americans could have access to the drug for that goal.

Wisconsin held a referendum to ask voters' opinion on legalization of marijuana across 16 counties. Colorado voters passed their initiative on November 6, 2012 and had to wait a month until a new state amendment went into effect on December 6, 2012, making marijuana officially legal in Colorado. On a more municipal level, voters in various cities across OH weighed questions related to decriminalization and minimizing punishments so that possession is treated like a traffic ticket instead of a misdemeanor.

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