Aside from electing political candidates, citizens in six states states had measures related to the legalization of cannabis, Benzinga reports.
Michigan Legalizes Recreational Marijuana
Michigan voters were asked to give their opinion on Proposal 1, which would fully legalize marijuana in the state. Fifty-six percent voted in favor.
This will instate a regulated system of cannabis cultivation and sales. Adults over 21 will be allowed to grow up to 12 plants at home, posses 2.5 ounces of weed in public and keep 10 ounces in their house, in addition to what they grow.
Businesses will be issued licenses and cannabis will be subjected to a 10 percent excise tax in addition to a 6 percent state sales tax.
Utah and Missouri Voters Approve Medical Marijuana
In Utah, the ballots included Proposition 2, the Medical Marijuana Initiative.
This legalizes medical marijuana for people with certain qualifying conditions, such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, chronic pain, and multiple sclerosis.
The proposition bans smoking pot, however; instead patients can consume edibles, vape and use other means of consumption.
The new law will instate a system to license and regulate medical marijuana businesses and will exempt marijuana from local and state sales taxes.
Moreover, people are allowed to grow up to six plants for personal medical use if they live more than 100 miles from a dispensary. Proposition 2 was passed with 53 percent of the vote.
In Missouri, there were three measures related to the legalization of medical marijuana.
Amendment 2 was passed with a margin of 66 percent to 34 percent.
Amendment 2 sets a marijuana tax of 4 percent, but doctors are allowed to recommend marijuana for any condition they see fit. It also allows patients with marijuana cards to buy at least 4 ounces of cannabis at dispensaries per month and grow up to six marijuana plants.
In this way, Utah and Missouri joined a list that now includes 33 states where medical marijuana is legal.