Michigan voters weigh bringing legal marijuana to Midwest

  • Michigan voters weigh bringing legal marijuana to Midwest

Michigan voters weigh bringing legal marijuana to Midwest

MI voters approved Proposal 1, allowing adults 21 and older to buy, grow, use and possess marijuana for recreational purposes.

Adults can also grow up to 12 marijuana plants in their homes for personal use.

MI now joins nine other states that have legalized marijuana for all uses: Washington, Colorado, California, Oregon, Alaska, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada and Vermont.

"This is yet another historic election for the movement to end marijuana prohibition", said Steve Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, which played a leading role in organizing the MI initiative. In both Utah and Missouri, voters legalized marijuana for medical purposes ― the 31st and 32nd states to approve medical cannabis.

To learn more about the proposal and the effects of legalizing marijuana, read Mark Peterson's in-depth report.

Impose a 10-ounce limit for marijuana kept at residences and require amounts over 2.5 ounces be secured in locked containers.

In Missouri, voters will be asked to chose between three separate proposals legalizing medical marijuana to varying degrees. On Tuesday night, just one passed.

The state will collect a 10 percent excise tax on marijuana sales, with revenue split between education, infrastructure, and municipalities that have approved marijuana businesses. Adults would be able to sell tax-free marijuana is the bill passes, potentially creating a legal but unregulated marketplace unlike any of the existing systems in place among existing recreational weed states. In Utah, meanwhile, Gov. Gary Herbert said he would ask lawmakers to work on a bill legalizing medical marijuana if voters reject Proposition 2 at the polls Tuesday. The department can issue special licenses allowing on-site consumption, subject to local approval.