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Cannabis Wins Big Across the Country During Midterms

Cannabis Wins Big Across the Country During Midterms

Impactful congressional and gubernatorial races weren't the only items on the midterm ballots.

MI voters were asked to give their opinion on Proposal 1, which would fully legalize marijuana in the state. It came as the state was still setting up its medical marijuana system, which voters approved by a wide margin two years ago.

So far, 10 states and Washington, DC, have legalized the full use of marijuana, and 33 states and Washington, DC, have legalized medical marijuana.

Ron Galaviz said before Election Day that if the measure passed, he and his colleagues envisioned "dedicated patrols" to spot drivers coming from MI who might be high or have pot on them. On the other hand, medical marijuana will have been made legal 33 times after the motions are passed in Missouri and Utah. Fifty-six percent voted in favor.

Under the measure, it will be regulated like alcohol and only be allowed to be used by people in the privacy of their own homes. As there's no list specifying qualifying illnesses or disorders, doctors will be allowed to recommend medical cannabis to patients as they see fit.




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. Adults would be able to sell tax-free marijuana is the bill passes, potentially creating a legal but unregulated marketplace unlike any of the existing systems in place among existing recreational weed states.

In Utah, the ballots included Proposition 2, the Medical Marijuana Initiative.

Wisconsin held a referendum to ask voters' opinion on legalization of marijuana across 16 counties. "At this point", Marijuana Policy Project Executive Director Steve Hawkins noted last night, "medical marijuana may enjoy more public support-and more bipartisan support-than virtually any other policy issue still up for debate".

Opponents, including many law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, chambers of commerce and religious groups, said legalizing marijuana would lead to increased use by children, drug abuse and vehicle crashes. "We hope the results of this election will inspire Congress to finally start addressing the tension that exists between state and federal marijuana laws in our nation". Voters in a number of Wisconsin localities, including the population centers of Madison and Milwaukee, overwhelmingly approved non-binding referenda calling for marijuana legalization, while voters approved decriminalization in five out of six OH cities where it was on the ballot, including Dayton. As chairman of the House Rules Committee, Sessions repeatedly blocked reform measures from advancing.

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