Marijuana Embraced in Michigan, Utah and Missouri, but Rejected in North Dakota

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Friday, Nov 9, 2018

In Michigan and North Dakota, initiatives gave voters the opportunity to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Supported byMarijuana Embraced in Michigan, Utah and Missouri, but Rejected in North DakotaImageMarijuana plants growing at a dispensary in New Jersey. Three competing measures on the ballot were related to the regulation of medical cannabis.With 65.5 percent support, voters approved Amendment 2, which will legalize medical marijuana with a 4 percent tax. As of Wednesday, just over 53 percent of voters had endorsed the ballot initiative. It remains illegal at the federal level.But in North Dakota, 59.5 percent of voters gave a thumbs down to Measure 3, which would have legalized the recreational use of marijuana for people who are 21 or older.

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ImageMarijuana plants growing at a dispensary in New Jersey. Ten states and the District of Columbia now allow recreational marijuana.CreditCreditBryan Anselm for The New York Times

By Christine Hauser

Nov. 7, 2018

Marijuana initiatives appeared on ballots in four states in the midterm elections. In Michigan and North Dakota, initiatives gave voters the opportunity to legalize marijuana for recreational use. In Missouri and Utah, voters chose whether to allow people who are sick to use the drug for medical reasons.

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