Making it the 10th state to legalize the cash crop!
- *Michigan is now the 10th state to legalize recreational marijuana as voters said yes to Prop 1 during the midterms.
- *The taxes from sales will help fund schools, roads and FDA-approved research on the medical benefits of cannabis for military veterans struggling with PTSD
- *Adults 21 and older will be able to purchase, possess and use cannabis
- *Additionally people can now legally grow up to 12 plants for personal use and up to 10 ounces can be kept at a place of residence
- *Businesses looking to sell and grow cannabis will need to be licensed with the state
- *Last month Canada federally legalized cannabis after several cities legalized it
Michigan Voters to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana for Adult Recreational Use
Michigan midterm voters followed the precedent set by nine other states already legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
The cash crop is expected to bring in enormous revenue for Michigan with marijuana and edibles subjected to a 10 percent tax in addition to the state’s regular six percent sales tax.
Those funds will be help fund schools, roads, local governments and FDA-approved research on the medical benefits of cannabis for military veterans struggling with PTSD and other conditions.
Michigan’s Prop 1 now allows adults 21 and older to purchase, possess and use cannabis.
Additionally, people can now legally grow up to 12 plants for personal use and up to 10 ounces can be kept at a place of residence.
Just like the states that legalized before Michigan, businesses looking to operate dispensaries and grow houses will have to be state licensed marijuana establishments.
Businesses looking to get in on the green action in Michigan must be licensed by the state.
‘The victory in Michigan highlights just how widespread support is for marijuana policy reform, Steve Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project said.
‘This issue does not only enjoy strong support on the coasts, but also in the Midwest and all throughout the country. ‘
‘Marijuana has now been legalized for adult use in one out of every five states and medical use in three out of every five, so it is safe to say federal law is in need of an update,’ Hawkins added.
Canada took the cash crop to federally legal status in October after several cities had legalized it first.
A Gallup poll released last month found that 66 percent of Americans, the highest
level ever in the firm’s nearly 50 years of surveys on the topic, now support marijuana legalization.
Thus far California, Colorado, Washington, Alaska, D.C., Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and now Michigan have, or are in the process of implementing their own recreational marijuana programs.