Midterms and marijuana: These 4 states will vote on legal pot

Midterms and marijuana: These 4 states will vote on legal pot

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.

At some point, Congress will have to officially recognize what's going on by reconciling federal law, which still prohibits marijuana in any form for any objective, with state laws that tolerate medical or recreational use.

Medical marijuana has been legal in MI since voters approved its use in a 2008 ballot initiative. The initiative allows for the possession of up to 2.5 ounces, or up to 10 ounces at a private residence, for those 21 and older.

Recreational marijuana advocates were lighting up and passing joints in Detroit after a ballot proposal passed to legalize pot.

Cannabis stocks had already risen Wednesday after MI voted to legalize recreational marijuana and Missouri approved medical pot. Two of the states were voting on the recreational ledgers: North Dakota and the state of MI to varying results, the Midwestern State proving more conducive to progressive change.

The state will have up to two years to develop the rules and regulations for marijuana businesses, to accept applications, and grant those first licenses.

Recreational marijuana becomes legal ten days after state election results are certified, which should happen early next month.

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She faces Republican Brian Kemp , who was appearing with Vice President Mike Pence at a trio of events in the state Thursday. President Donald Trump and the administration's hard-line on immigration.

Healthy and Productive Michigan said in a statement Tuesday night that "our side lost" the measure that if approved will make the state the first in the Midwest to legalize its sale and use.

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

MI is one of only two states, the other being Alaska, where households are allowed to grow 12 marijuana plants. So far Vermont is the only state that has legalized recreational use (but not commercial production and distribution) by that route. A Gallup poll found that 72 percent of Democrats and 51 percent of Republicans support legalization.

American executives who have joined the Canadian cannabis industry say that they were motivated in part by the expectation that marijuana will become federally legal in the US within the next few years, a decision that helped them balance out the danger of reputational risk associated with a substance that has always been associated with the black market.

Voters in three states approved the expansion of marijuana use on Tuesday. Amendment 2 passed by a margin of 66 percent to 34 percent. I was on a drug policy panel with Rohrabacher last week at Reason's 50th anniversary celebration, and he seemed confident that President Trump, who has repeatedly said states should be free to set their own marijuana policies, is prepared to sign that bill or something similar.

In Florida, 63 percent voted to pass a measure that restores voting rights to 1.5 million former convicts.