2018 Voter’s Guide: 4 States That Could Legalize Cannabis This Year - Weedguide

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018

We’ve come a long way since California voters approved the nation’s first medical cannabis initiative nearly 25 years ago, but none of this would have happened without citizens hitting the streets and heading to the polls to have their voices heard. Whether voting for legislation directly, or for state and local representatives whose platforms include an end to prohibition, we are the ones activating these changes. And with the mid-term elections just weeks away, it’s more important than ever to maintain the momentum by voting.

All eyes are watching the four states with cannabis legalization on the ballots: Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota and Utah. Want know what’s at stake? We’ve put together this mid-term voters guide get you up to speed.

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What’s on the Ballot

The Michigan Proposal 1 Marijuana Legalization Initiative4 proposes legalizing the use and possession of cannabis and cannabis-infused edibles for adults aged 21 and older. Proposal 1 would also legalize the cultivation, processing, distribution and sales of industrial hemp. The initiative allows for a 10% excise tax on marijuana sales, which would be directed towards K-12 education, local governments, and road and bridge maintenance. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will implement the initiative and oversee commercial production and distribution.