Recreational marijuana ballot proposal passes

Recreational marijuana ballot proposal passes

Recreational marijuana ballot proposal passes

Adult recreational users of weed will be able to use it legally in another state.

USA efforts to legalize recreational marijuana use saw mixed results on Tuesday, as voters in MI approved a measure legalizing the drug while North Dakotans looked set to block it.

MI is significantly less restrictive than other states with legalized weed - while most others only allow residents to possess up to one ounce of bud, MI residents will be allowed to hold up to 2.5 ounces. 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. "But with legalizations looming - perhaps within the next two years - and more States creating medical and recreational programs, we believe cannabis stocks are on a firm upward trajectory, although there may be a few dips along the way".

Voters in several states - including MA - voiced their opinions Tuesday on marijuana ballot initiatives, ranging from legalization to potential restrictions on cannabis shops in town.

Sessions was a major foe of marijuana legalization, moving last January to rescind an Obama-era policy that allowed states to make their own decisions on cannabis without interference from the federal government.

More marijuana. A measure to legalize recreational marijuana in Utah had what the Salt Lake Tribune calls a "commanding lead" early Wednesday.

Fracking. Oil and gas interests in Colorado expressed relief after voters rejected Proposition 112, which would have required oil and gas wells to be located at least half a mile away from homes and other occupied buildings, the Denver Business Journal reports.

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.

Many opposed to the measure argued that the proposal was too unstructured as it would have allowed for people to grow and possess as much cannabis as they want. Medical marijuana is legal in 31 states, as well as the nation's capital.

The initiative establishes a licensed and regulated system of marijuana retail outlets, which will be supplied by licensed cultivation centers.

"The ball is now rolling in North Dakota, and we hope the state's passionate local activist community will keep that momentum going", said Mason Tvert, spokesperson for the Marijuana Policy Project. The constitutional amendment will allow patients with cancer, HIV, epilepsy and other conditions access to the drug.

Proposition No. 2 in Utah passed with about 53 percent of voters for the measure and about 47 percent against it.

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