Although there were multiple victories during Tuesday’s midterms, we did get two encouraging signs that the future of the USA is looking bright. Democrats garnered House control, while weed emerged victoriously.
In Michigan for example, there was a widely agreed upon “yes” to recreational use for those 21 and up. No Michigan stands as the second largest state with an awesome recreational marijuana stance.
“Voters have once again sent a message loud and clear that it is time to legalize and regulate marijuana,” Marijuana Policy Project executive director Steve Hawkins.
In terms of the medical side of marijuana, Missouri and Utah voters won in a different way. For example, Missouri’s Amendment 2 can be described as a “patient-centered proposal” that keeps the power out of the hands of politicians. According to a political director, Justin Strekal stated that “Of the three proposals on the ballot, we believed that Amendment 2 was the clear choice for voters, and the voters agreed.”
For Utah, they are hoping for the best in the sense that local lawmakers will support the Utah Medical Cannabis Act. But let’s face it, politicians always want a hand in the weed game. And sadly, a legalization effort in North Dakota did not have the same outcome. Only 63 perfect approved for outright legalization as opposed to 93 percent of Americans who voted for medical legalization.
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