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Weedguide's 2018 Mid-Term Election Recap - Weedguide

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Date:
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018

This year’s election saw the most voter participation in a mid-term election since 1966, and the biggest turnout in a non-presidential election ever, with over 113 million Americans reportedly casting their votes on November 6 – that’s 49.2% of all eligible voters. It ended up being a great night for cannabis too: not only have more states voted to legalize weed in some form, but multiple pro-cannabis candidates won seats previously held by anti-legalization incumbents.

This election, all eyes were on Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota and Utah due to legalization measures on the ballots in those states. Here’s a recap of those and other key outcomes stemming from this year’s mid-term election:

THREE STATES OUT OF FOUR CHOOSE LEGALIZATION

Voters ended up approving Proposal 1, resulting in Michigan becoming the first state in the Midwest to legalize weed. That means adults aged 21 and older in Michigan can now possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis in public, store up to 10 ounces at home, and grow up to 12 plants for personal use. The new legislation, which makes Michigan the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use, is expected to go into effect as soon as November of this year.