MI voters legalize recreational marijuana

MI voters legalize recreational marijuana

MI voters legalize recreational marijuana

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.

Medical marijuana has been legal in MI since voters approved its use in a 2008 ballot initiative. By her calculation, after factoring in MI, the total addressable market for adult, medical, and illicit use of marijuana will be $24.5 billion by 2030.

Marijuana legalization, non-partisan redistricting and expanded voting access were all given the green light by voters across the state and locally in Tuesday's General Election. The ballot measure comes ten years after MI voters approved the use of medical marijuana. In addition to the public health and safety benefits associated with regulating marijuana, the state will have a significant new stream of tax revenue. Businesses would need a state license to sell marijuana and local governments could bar such businesses from opening within their borders.

MI became the 10th U.S. state - and first in the Midwest - to legalize recreational pot.

MI is now one of nine states that allow recreational use of the substance, including California, Colorado, and Washington, D.C. The Detroit Free Press projects a comfortable victory for the ballot proposal to make the state the 10th to legalize recreational pot. The measure would have legalized recreational cannabis for those 21 and over.

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

Kristin Schrader, 51, a Democrat from Superior Township in Washtenaw County, said she voted to legalize marijuana because she doesn't want people leaving MI to get it. They also say it will allow for greater regulation of pot usage and for the police to focus on more pressing problems.

"Encouragingly, support for cannabis achieved bipartisan support past year and Republican support was up 2 percentage points in 2018 to 53 percent", Azer told CNBC last week. Both states passed amendments that legalize marijuana for people with qualifying illnesses, bringing the total count in the United States to 30 states.

In midterm elections that saw Democrats gain control of the House and reaffirmed Republican control of the Senate, more states also voted to legalize marijuana. 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.

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