Michigan, Missouri and Utah vote to legalize marijuana in midterm election


But the Michigan Legislature still has to write laws that will govern the state's licensing system for marijuana businesses, and then the businesses will have to get proper licensing. In the 2018 midterm elections, four states voted on various stages of legalization, whether medical or recreational.

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"Even with Proposal 1 passing, it's important for MI residents to keep in mind that public consumption and driving under the influence remains strictly illegal".

In Utah and Missouri, voters on Tuesday decided that patients should have access to medical marijuana.

MI voters have legalized the sale and use of recreational marijuana, making their state the first in the Midwest and the 10th overall to do so.

MI is going to have the first legal recreational marijuana in the Midwest.

The new law will instate a system to license and regulate medical marijuana businesses and will exempt marijuana from local and state sales taxes.

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In this way, Utah and Missouri joined a list that now includes 33 states where medical marijuana is legal.

MI voters legalized recreational marijuana use for residents over the age of 21 with retail sales of the product subject to a 10 percent tax. According to the latest Gallup poll, two-thirds of Americans think marijuana should be legal for recreational use.

MI is also one of two states, the other being Alaska, where households are allowed to grow 12 marijuana plants.

"Investors believed cannabis stocks were over-valued ahead of legalization, and then the stocks rocketed upward as legalization neared and took effect". Each legalized growing, manufacturing, selling and consuming marijuana and marijuana products for medicinal use.

Both Missouri and Utah were won handily by President Donald Trump in the 2016 general election, but Cowen analyst Vivien Azer says that support for marijuana is becoming more bipartisan.

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.

Of the 20 states where voters have the power to pass legislation by initiative, 16 have already legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use.