Allow individuals 21 and older to; purchase, possess and use marijuana and marijuana-infused edibles, and grow up to 12 marijuana plants for personal consumption.
MI just joined nine other states, the District of Columbia, and Canada in legalizing recreational marijuana.
Marijuana is illegal under federal law, though the Obama administration advised prosecutors against pursuing related cases in states that have passed legislation permitting the plant for medical or recreational purposes. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer supports legalization, while Republican candidate Bill Schuette released a statement saying he does not "personally support legalizing recreational marijuana but as governor he will respect the will of the voters". There are no limits on cannabis possession, sale, and regulation in the proposal.More news: Rashida Tlaib is first Muslim woman elected to U.S. Congress
The ballot measure approved Tuesday will also automatically register people to vote when they obtain or renew a driver's license or conduct some other type of business with the secretary of state's office, unless they opt out. With numbers like those it's hard to predict how this one will shake out. The measures differ on some details, like how much to tax medical pot and whether patients are allowed to grow their own plants.
So far 31 states and the District of Columbia have laws legalizing marijuana in some form.
There is little polling in Missouri on legalizing weed but a survey in August showed voters supported it in general terms, according to an August study. More than half of likely voters support the measure, according to recent polling, and MI would become the first state in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana if the measure succeeds.More news: Milan close to appointing Arsene Wenger as a coach
Utah voters will weigh in on medical marijuana, but the eventual result is essentially a foregone conclusion. In Utah, meanwhile, Gov. Gary Herbert said he would ask lawmakers to work on a bill legalizing medical marijuana if voters reject Proposition 2 at the polls Tuesday.
It will also be legal to give someone else 2.5 ounces of marijuana.
Supporting the measure is the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, which has been endorsed by a national organization of black-owned businesses and a group of retired MI law enforcement officers.More news: Winx jockey Hugh Bowman Melbourne Cup runner-up Marmelo banned for a month
After months of fierce debate Mormon church leaders reached a compromise with medical marijuana advocates in Utah, agreeing upon parameters for a law that suits all sides.