Midterm Elections and Marijuana

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Midterm Elections and Marijuana

Michigan is now the tenth state to legalize recreational marijuana while Utah and Missouri legalized marijuana for medical purposes, the thirty-first and thirty-second states to do so. Recreational marijuana was rejected by voters in North Dakota.

Michigan

Under the Michigan law, those twenty-one and older can buy, grow, use and possess marijuana for recreational purposes. Michigan’s law allows for an adult to be in possession of 2.5 ounces of marijuana.

Adults can also grow up to twelve marijuana plants and hemp can be used to make textiles, biofuels and foods.

Missouri

Missouri had three proposals on the ballots, but only one passed and that is a four percent tax on medical marijuana with the revenue generated going towards health care for veterans which I think is an excellent idea.

Utah

Utah sneaked in a victory with 53% supporting marijuana, versus 47%. Under Proposition 2, those with a “qualifying license” can grow up to six marijuana plants if they live more than 100 miles from a dispensary. The medical marijuana proposition allows for medical use such as HIV, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy, autism, cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
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