North Dakota voters set to reject marijuana legalization measure

Posted November 08, 2018

Here's a rundown of the results.

It will come with a 10% tax, and will only be available to people ages 21 and older.

In Michigan, the Proposal 1 legalization initiative was winning with 55.8 percent of the vote, with 96 percent of the vote counted as of Wednesday morning. The proposal also creates an additional license for marijuana "microbusinesses" for grows of up to 150 plants, and individuals can grow up to 12 marijuana plants per household. And while a majority of legal states only allow the cultivation of six cannabis plants per individual, MI will allow 12. That makes Michigan's household marijuana cultivation law the least strict out of all of the states. Heidi Heitkamp (D) was strong enough to overwhelm the Measure 3 legalization initiative. On the other hand, medical marijuana will have been made legal 33 times after the motions are passed in Missouri and Utah.

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"Now I'm very hopeful that we can now work on getting these brothers and sisters out of jail and getting them into jobs, and that's what I'm all about", Young said. Amendment 3, which would have imposed a 15 percent tax and set up a research institute benefiting its author, was easily defeated, while Amendment 2 had 65.5 percent support, and Proposition C had 56.5 percent. Patients not living within 100 miles of a dispensary would be able to grow six plants at home. The proposal passed by a 56-44 percent margin with 93 percent of precincts reporting. "Marijuana has now been legalized for adult use in one out of every five states, so I think it's safe to say federal laws are in need of an update".

Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is widely expected to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, introduced a bipartisan bill in August that would amend the Controlled Substances Act to allow cannabis companies in states where marijuana is legal to open accounts at federally regulated financial institutions and remain exempt from federal persecution.

On the MI side of the border, recreational cannabis will not be legal until ten days after election results are official.

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Missouri voters approved one of the medical cannabis measures on the ballot.

Despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions' ardent attempts to stomp out legal weed, a 2017 Gallup poll showed record-high support for legalizing marijuana from both Democrats and Republicans.

Ohio's Issue 1 failed quite miserably with 63.8 percent of Ohioans voting against the measure.

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