Marijuana Legalization Measure Defeated in North Dakota - Hit & Run

Midterms and marijuana: These 4 states will vote on legal pot

A similar measure was defeated in North Dakota, meaning there are now 10 states that allow recreational use of pot.

MI voters approved Proposal 1 Tuesday, which legalizes adult recreational marijuana use in the state, but sales may not begin until 2020. 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. It also became the first state in the midwest to legalize marijuana.

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.

In Utah and Missouri, voters on Tuesday decided that patients should have access to medical marijuana.

Measures legalizing recreational marijuana are being considered during the midterm elections by voters in MI and North Dakota, potentially adding either to the list of nine states with similar laws now in place.

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The measure passed by a 56-44 percent margin.

Residents can also grow up to 12 plants for personal use. Possession of marijuana by minors would be treated the same as possession of alcohol.

Proposal 1 allows cities and towns to regulate, ban, or limit the number of marijuana businesses in the community.

The primary opposition group to Michigan's ballot initiative on whether to legalize recreational marijuana has conceded defeat. The latter is the only state that does not authorize marijuana stores. Cowabunga! With 55 percent of precincts reporting as of 11:40 p.m., 57.7 percent of voters had voted "yes" on Proposition 1, according to the New York Times.

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