Marijuana and Hemp 2018 Ballot Proposalsmarijuana bud grown for cannabis industry

 

Voters in Michigan, Missouri, Utah, Colorado and North Dakota have marijuana and hemp proposals on the ballot next month.  New York doesn’t need a ballot proposal.  It’s all but certain that the Governor will propose legalization in some form in his 2019 budget proposal in January (to be enacted before April 1). 

 

Here are some highlights:

 

Michigan

 

Allow individuals 21 and older to purchase, possess and use marijuana and grow up to 12 marijuana plants for personal use.

Impose a 10-ounce limit for marijuana kept at residences.

Create a licensing system for marijuana businesses

Change several current violations from crimes to civil infractions.

 

Missouri

Allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, licensing marijuana facilities.

Impose various tax levels for various causes.

 

Utah

Legalize medical cannabis and in limited circumstances allow growing up to six plants for personal medical use.

 

Colorado

A ballot proposal that would move the definition of hemp from the constitution to the law – thus allowing the definition to be changed much easier when necessary. This is a nod to being more competitive with other states when it comes to hemp businesses.

 

North Dakota

Proposals to allow recreational marijuana possession and distribution , and expunging records from certain marijuana-related crimes.

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