MI becomes first Midwest state to legalize recreational marijuana

Marijuana legalization on the ballot in four states

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. Mr. Sessions ended that practice in January, however, and Tuesday's midterms mark the first time states will vote on legalizing marijuana on the heels of his policy change.

MI voters have passed an initiative to legalize marijuana. Before Tuesday's vote 20 of the 50 states allow it for medical use.

In Missouri, two of three medical marijuana initiatives won. Missouri became the 31st state to approve the medical use of marijuana, while Utah was considering that step. The industry would be subject to a 10 percent tax, as well as a sales tax. "Legalization of marijuana will end the unnecessary waste of law enforcement resources used to enforce the failed policy of prohibition while generating hundreds of millions of dollars each year for Michigan's most important needs".

Marijuana is illegal under federal law, though the Obama administration advised prosecutors against pursuing related cases in states that have passed legislation permitting the plant for medical or recreational purposes. MI is the latest addition to a growing roster of states that have voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in recent years, bringing the total count to 10 states.

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

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MI became the first state in the Midwest to legalize marijuana for recreational use after Proposal 18-1 passed on Tuesday (November 6). The Detroit Free Press projects a comfortable victory for the ballot proposal to make the state the 10th to legalize recreational pot.

"Investors believed cannabis stocks were over-valued ahead of legalization, and then the stocks rocketed upward as legalization neared and took effect". The constitutional amendment will allow patients with cancer, HIV, epilepsy and other conditions access to the drug.

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. Amendment 3, which would have imposed a 15 percent tax and set up a research institute benefiting its author, was easily defeated, while Amendment 2 had 65.5 percent support, and Proposition C had 56.5 percent.

It's unclear if marijuana bills could get through the Republican-held Senate.

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