2018 midterm elections: Major ballot measures that passed

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

That makes Michigan's household marijuana cultivation law the least strict out of all of the states. Mr. Sessions ended that practice in January, however, and Tuesday's midterms mark the first time states will vote on legalizing marijuana on the heels of his policy change. North Dakota voters decided recreational pot wasn't for them, while voters in Missouri passed one of three unrelated measures to legalize medical marijuana.

The primary opposition group to Michigan's ballot initiative on whether to legalize recreational marijuana has conceded defeat.

Voters in Utah and Missouri will consider whether to approve the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Its proposal also levies a 10 percent sales tax on pot sales.

In Missouri, a state constitutional amendment that would legalize the use of medical cannabis was leading 61 percent to 38 percent in early returns, according to the secretary of state's office.

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

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

Once considered a taboo product, a growing number of Americans support marijuana legalization. It may take another year before the state issues licenses for businesses to legally sell marijuana. Heidi Heitkamp (D) was strong enough to overwhelm the Measure 3 legalization initiative. As there's no list specifying qualifying illnesses or disorders, doctors will be allowed to recommend medical cannabis to patients as they see fit.

"Encouragingly, support for cannabis achieved bipartisan support previous year and Republican support was up 2 percentage points in 2018 to 53 percent", Azer told CNBC last week.

Just yesterday, Senator Olga Sanchez, Mexican President-elect Andrew Manual Lopez Obrador's choice for interior minister, announced plans to submit a recreational marijuana bill to Congress. Sessions was defeated by Democrat Colin Allred, a medical marijuana supporter who has criticized Sessions' anti-pot prejudices.

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