Three states vote to legalize marijuana in midterm election


For instance, Colorado voters approved recreational marijuana in November of 2012, but the amendment to change the law didn't go into effect until December 2012. Utah and Missouri approved the use of medical marijuana.

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

The compromise is more restrictive than other states' medical marijuana efforts, since patients won't be allowed to grow their own weed and can only smoke the prescribed bud under certain circumstances.

North Dakotans decisively rejected a proposal to make marijuana legal for recreational purposes.

The Associated Press also reports that Proposals 2 and 3 have passed. On a more municipal level, voters in various cities across OH weighed questions related to decriminalization and minimizing punishments so that possession is treated like a traffic ticket instead of a misdemeanor. It would, however, have legalized cannabis for residents 21-years-old and over, and expunged old convictions for cannabis possession.

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Impose a 10-ounce limit for marijuana kept at residences and require amounts over 2.5 ounces be secured in locked containers. Violations of the law would result in civil infractions or criminal charges, depending on the severity of the offense.

Proposal 1 establishes a 10 percent tax on marijuana products in addition to Michigan's 6 percent sales tax.

"Voters Not Politicians and our thousands of volunteers will be monitoring the implementation process and assisting MI officials in bringing the independent citizens commission to fruition in accordance with the will of voters", Voters Not Politicians board president Nancy Wang said in a statement overnight. He says they will now turn to helping communities opt out of having to allow retail pot businesses.

JZSToday North Dakota voters, who two years ago approved medical marijuana by a 28-point margin, declined to take the additional step of allowing recreational use.