Michigan Voters Legalize Marijuana

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Utah's medical legalization effort is a bit complicated: Despite what Utah voters decided on Proposition 2, the governor will still call for a special legislative session to craft an alternative, more limited bill.

The measure passed by a 56-44 percent margin. Before Tuesday's vote 20 of the 50 states allow it for medical use.

MI became the first Midwestern state to legalize recreational marijuana, and the 10th state overall to do so, with both CNN and NBC reporting that the state had passed Proposal 1. MI will also levy a tax on the sale of recreation cannabis. MI is now the 10th state to legalize marijuana for adults 21 and older.

MI voters approved a measure permitting people over 21 years old to smoke pot.

Residents can also grow up to 12 plants for personal use. A similar measure in North Dakota, however, appears destined for defeat, though Legalize ND campaigners say they won't concede until all votes are counted-and if the measure does fail, they will try again in 2020, the Grand Forks Herald reports.

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Amendment 3, on the other hand, would have placed a 15 percent tax on weed you'd buy at a storefront, and a tax on wholesale bud.

Voters in four states are casting ballots on measures to legalize marijuana Tuesday, further testing the Trump administration's stance on the subject following the federal government's reversal of Obama-era law enforcement policies.

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.

Voters in Missouri and Utah both approved ballot measures to allow the sale of medical marijuana, meaning cannabis for medicinal purposes is now available to half of the country.

Once considered a taboo product, a growing number of Americans support marijuana legalization.

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