Thursday, 22 November, 2018

North Dakota voters set to reject marijuana legalization measure

Marijuana legalization on the ballot in four states Michigan Voters Legalize Marijuana
Melinda Barton | 07 November, 2018, 19:02

Washington State approved one of the toughest gun safety laws in the nation with a measure that increases the age limit to buy an assault rifle from 18 to 21 and imposes a 10-day waiting period for purchases.

Residents can also grow up to 12 plants for personal use.

Meanwhile, a similar measure in North Dakota is poised for defeat. It would, however, have legalized cannabis for residents 21-years-old and over, and expunged old convictions for cannabis possession.

The proposal passed by a 56-44 percent margin with 93 percent of precincts reporting. Missouri became the 31st state to approve the medical use of marijuana, while Utah was considering that step.

MI became the first Midwestern state to legalize recreational marijuana, and the 10th state overall to do so, with both CNN and NBC reporting that the state had passed Proposal 1.

Missouri voters opted to approve the sale of medical marijuana with a 4 per cent tax on cannabis sales with the revenue dedicated to health care services for USA veterans.

MI became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana.

Matthew Abel, an attorney with the Cannabis Counsel in Detroit, says there is still work to be done on marijuana laws in the state.

One example of a possible timeline for MI comes from Colorado: Voters approved recreational marijuana in November 2012, but it didn't officially become legal to sell until 2014. Canada last month became the first industrialized country to legalize recreational cannabis. Amendment 2 passed, which allowed doctors to prescribe medical cannabis to patients.

Once considered a taboo product, a growing number of Americans support marijuana legalization.

The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol says public consumption and driving under the influence are not legalized, and no commercial sales will happen until businesses are licensed and approved.