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Marijuana expands into three more states

08 November 2018, 12:13 | Vera Richards

Michigan Voters Legalize Marijuana

Marijuana legalization on the ballot in four states

"To pass this initiative and create a legal medical marijuana program in Utah, it's as jarring as seeing Mother Teresa show up at a casino", said Hadley Ford, chief executive officer at iAnthus Capital, in an email to BNN Bloomberg.

Utah voters also approved medical marijuana - in a way. Legalization won in MI by almost 12 points, while the medical marijuana measures won by 14 points in Oklahoma, by more than six points in Utah, and by 31 points in Missouri.

The state's current 3 percent tax on medical marijuana will go away, replaced with a 10 percent rate for non-medical marijuana.

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.

Retired police detective Howard (Cowboy) Wooldrige waits for results to come in for Proposal 18-1 during the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol public watch party in Lansing, Mich., on Tuesday.

A similar measure was defeated in North Dakota, meaning there are now 10 states - including Colorado, which was the first - that allow recreational use of pot. It may take another year before the state issues licenses for businesses to legally sell marijuana. 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.

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"Western and northeastern states have led the way on legalizing marijuana, but the victory in MI powerfully demonstrates the national reach of this movement", said Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, in a statement.

It was supported by about 60 percent of MI voters. Those arrests won't be happening anymore.

In Utah, the ballots included Proposition 2, the Medical Marijuana Initiative.

Nationwide, 66 percent of Americans now support the legalization of marijuana according to a recent poll from Gallup.

In North Dakota, the cold wind of prairie conservatism and the Red Wave that swamped Sen. Measure 3 was a grassroots effort with little outside support and strong and deep-pocketed opposition. Amendment two passed. That allows doctors to prescribe medical cannabis to patients. Prop 2 had 53.2 percent of the votes, with 76 percent of precincts reporting.

"This is yet another historic election for the movement to end marijuana prohibition".

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Opponents, including many law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, chambers of commerce and religious groups, said legalizing marijuana would lead to increased use by children, drug abuse and vehicle crashes.

In Ohio, six cities had local cannabis decriminalization measures, with five voting in favor of decriminalization. Republican Texas Congressman Pete Sessions, a vocal and stubborn opponent of pot legalization since he was first elected in 1997, was defeated by Democrat Colin Allred, a former National Football League player who had never before run for public office.

Emblematic of this shift was the defeat of House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas), an unreconstructed drug warrior whom Kampia calls "the sphincter who has constipated all marijuana bills and amendments in the House in recent years".

All in all, election day was a pretty good day for weed.

The Drug Policy Alliance is a financial supporter of Drug Reporter. Smith is now a senior writing fellow at the Independent Media Institute.

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