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3 states pass marijuana legislation in midterm elections



Michigan became the first Midwestern state to legalize recreational marijuana, and the 10th state overall to do so, with both CNN and NBC reporting that the state had passed Proposal 1. The initiative creates a system to regulate, tax and sell recreational marijuana to adults in the state.

“Western and northeastern states have led the way on legalizing marijuana, but the victory in Michigan powerfully demonstrates the national reach of this movement,” said Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, in a statement. “With such overwhelming public support for marijuana legalization, even including majorities of Republicans and older Americans, there’s only so long that the federal government can continue to hold out.”

Canada, Michigan’s neighbor to the north, legalized marijuana sales for adults in mid-October, which added pressured for Michigan to pass recreational use, too.

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  1. Good, another 3 dominoes fall. Legalize, decriminalize, either way, the chips are in our corner. Feds, grow up, man up, and fight a "war" on opiates and meth. Marijuana never killed anyone, never destroyed a brain, or a person's health. Furthermore, throw crack in that fight, as well. Let's get real, feds, time is on our side.

  2. I have not understood how man can attempt to take others God given rights away to start with. World of financial whoredom. All governments became whores. Some worse then others.

  3. There's so many ways that everything is still illegal like marijuana and opioid including the 3rd one some of you you notice some of you you don't know I mean look at this there is everywhere that you could smell of descent that everywhere you go like to the streets apart of cities towns or neighborhoods because sometimes that you don't see it but you could smell it but if there's no people outside the always people inside of the buildings and they are destroying their life the future even the future of their own children this is not good for this because you don't know that sometimes it could be on your own cities your own town or anywhere the parts of 50 states but it has to stop they always be a problem from the life of different people that smoking outside smoking inside with the window open even smoking white on the front of children not good at all but this is not a game anyway opioid and marijuana is still illegal because so many people has struggled to the present and the future now and they are still continue sell products two sticks or two bags or a glass or bottle I do not know because this is their life they challenge but it did need some help there always like saying doors open for them to need some help to stop smoking well let's see what's going to happen next this is going to be the choice

  4. Your brothers and sisters here in the great white north are proud of you Michigan. Since we legalized, many of us Canadians have started a small tradition of blowing our smoke due south when we light up as a symbol of respect to those still fighting prohibition. It seems to have worked and I hope Michigander continues the tradition.

  5. Why is the Church opposing cannabis? It is a sacred sacrament. Virtually all passages about intoxication is about alcohol because it tends to make people violent.

    Matthew 7:18-20
    A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit.

    Genesis 1:12
    The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according
    to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each
    according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

    Ephesians 5:18 ESV
    And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery

  6. So great to see States that understand marijuana is here to stay. Unfortunately, I live in North Dakota, a State with a high rate of alcoholism and the State is fighting a Opioid crisis.. But yet North Dakotans voted down recreational marijuana. This will only open the door to drug dealer's and the black market to flourish..

  7. Being legal is great but when will people like me be able to smoke again without the worry of a random drug test costing me my carer. I have a class a licence will D O T ever remove from testing. i live in California.

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