While immigration, health care and gun control continue to divide the country, as least one issue is starting to bring us together: legalizing cannabis. Here's a rundown of the results.
As of Wednesday morning, with all precincts reporting, about 54 percent of voters had voted against the ban on marijuana shops, and about 53 percent had voted against limiting them. Within a residence, adults will be permitted to grow up to twelve marijuana plants and/or possess up to ten ounces of marijuana. "The data from the nine other states to have legalized marijuana made clear that regulation and taxation are a better solution".
This will instate a regulated system of cannabis cultivation and sales.
"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.
In Alabama, an amendment to the state's constitution will formally "recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and rights of children, including the right to life" The Republican-backed Amendment 2 does not specifically outlaw or restrict abortion in Alabama. Patients not living within 100 miles of a dispensary would be able to grow six plants at home.
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With the Democrats winning a majority in the House of Representatives as well as several key governor races in some US states, Connecticut, Illinois, New York, and Rhode Island are all on track to legalize cannabis in the future, which would add pressure to move federally on the issue, according to Vivien Azer, cannabis analyst at Cowan & Co. The taxes collected would be used to fund a "state institute" to research "presently incurable diseases". Utah voters also were considering whether to allow medical marijuana and to join the 31 other states that have already done so. MI is the latest addition to a growing roster of states that have voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in recent years, bringing the total count to 10 states. As there's no list specifying qualifying illnesses or disorders, doctors will be allowed to recommend medical cannabis to patients as they see fit.
Before Tuesday's vote, 22 American states had adopted comprehensive medical marijuana programs.
READ: Recreational marijuana legalized in Michigan: When will it be legal, what's next? On a more municipal level, voters in various cities across OH weighed questions related to decriminalization and minimizing punishments so that possession is treated like a traffic ticket instead of a misdemeanor.
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