3 states pass marijuana legislation in midterm elections

Midterms and marijuana: These 4 states will vote on legal pot

Midterms and marijuana: These 4 states will vote on legal pot

In Florida, 63 percent voted to pass a measure that restores voting rights to 1.5 million former convicts.

Transgender rights. Voters in MA said yes to Question 3, which upholds a 2016 state law allowing transgender people to use the public facilities, including restrooms and locker rooms, of the gender they identify with, WBUR reports.

The compromise is more restrictive than other states' medical marijuana efforts, since patients won't be allowed to grow their own weed and can only smoke the prescribed bud under certain circumstances. Residents would be allowed to grow up to 12 marijuana plants at their home without a license or purchase pot from a licensed business.

For instance, Colorado voters approved recreational marijuana in November of 2012, but the amendment to change the law didn't go into effect until December 2012. Medical marijuana is legal in 31 states, as well as the nation's capital.

The state will collect a 10 percent excise tax on marijuana sales, with revenue split between education, infrastructure, and municipalities that have approved marijuana businesses.

The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol says public consumption and driving under the influence are not legalized, and no commercial sales will happen until businesses are licensed and approved. Any amount greater than 2.5 ounces must be stored under lock and key. The initiative requires all marijuana and marijuana products to be tested for safety and includes strict tracking requirements to ensure that marijuana is not diverted into the unregulated market. MI will also levy a tax on the sale of recreation cannabis. Scott Greenlee is the president of Healthy and Productive Michigan.

This vote to legalize recreational marijuana in MI comes just 10 years after MI voters approved medical marijuana.

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