Marijuana referendum opposition concedes defeat, Proposal 1 Passes

Desiree Hennessy center attends to her adopted son Hestevan who has Cerebral Palsy and suffers from chronic nerve pain seizure disorder during the Utah Patients Coalition news conference in Salt Lake City. Ut

Utah voters also chose to legalize medical use of marijuana for people with qualifying illnesses, with about 56 per cent in favour and almost half of the state's polls reporting. With 79 per cent of polls reporting, almost 61 per cent voters in the state voted against the legalization of recreational marijuana use for those 21 and older. The number of states that have legalized recreational marijuana rose from nine to 10, and the number allowing medical use rose from 31 to 33.

Cannabis stocks, already bolstered by wins in the midterm elections, got an added boost when anti-pot Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his resignation Wednesday afternoon.

MI became the 10th US state to legalize recreational pot use, according to CNN and advocates.

While there is still considerable room for liberalizing marijuana policy by initiative, the focus increasingly will shift to legislatures in states such as New Jersey, New Hampshire, and New Mexico.

State laws allowing recreational use of marijuana have spread across the United States since Colorado voters approved one in 2012.

MI voters said "Yes" to Proposal 1, making the state the first in the Midwest to legalize recreational cannabis cultivation and use for those 21 years of age and older.

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"We view MI as a particularly important market given the state's substantial population and large medical-use market", Canacord Genuity cannabis analyst Bob Burleson wrote in a note Wednesday morning. 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.

Wisconsin held a referendum to ask voters' opinion on legalization of marijuana across 16 counties.

The Justice Department did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

A ballot measure in North Dakota would make it legal for residents 21 or older to grow, possess and use marijuana in whatever quantity they want. They also said Michigan's proposal would be too permissive by allowing people to have up to 2.5 ounces of the drug on them and up to 10 ounces at home.

Three marijuana-related initiatives were on the ballot in Missouri. The constitutional amendment will allow patients with cancer, HIV, epilepsy and other conditions access to the drug. On a more municipal level, voters in various cities across OH weighed questions related to decriminalization and minimizing punishments so that possession is treated like a traffic ticket instead of a misdemeanor.

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