Across the country many states had referendums on the ballot to make marijuana legal in their own states, but let’s see how it did.
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Across the country battles rage on when it comes to making marijuana legal in states, while it still remains federally illegal to have, or use.
Daily caller reported. Tuesday night, Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota voters decided whether to legalize marijuana.
Arkansas and Missouri residents had the opportunity to amend their constitutions to allow for the use and possession of marijuana by individuals aged 21 and older, while the other three states could change state laws to legalize recreational marijuana for adult citizens. Each of the new laws would have made recreational marijuana legal in nearly half of the states in the union, reaching 23 states and Washington, DC.
Each state except Maryland, however, rejected the pro-cannabis ballot measures by largely narrow margins. Maryland’s “yes” votes won by more than 30 points, while pro-marijuana sides in the other four states trail by five to fifteen points.
The new regulations in Arkansas and North Dakota would have allowed you to possess and use up to one ounce of marijuana legally. The law would also have allowed North Dakotans to grow up to three marijuana plants for themselves. There was a proposed tax rate of ten percent on marijuana sales in Arkansas and six percent in Missouri.
This vote comes after a recent announcement from the recent Biden move.
In October, President Joe Biden pardoned thousands of people convicted of federal marijuana possession crimes, and he encouraged state governors to do the same.
According to the Daily Wire, Several states no longer prohibit marijuana use, and Biden said the punishment of people who choose to violate marijuana laws has upended too many lives.
According to CNBC, a White House official said the pardons affected more than 6,500 individuals with prior convictions for simple marijuana possession, and thousands more through pardons under DC law.
Here’s ABC News with more:
The results were a clear rejection of Marijuana across the spectrum in the states that had it on the ballot. Which probably explains why the federal government has not made any moves to decriminalize, or legalize marijuana across the country, as the kick back would be tremendous. Despite this, there is a huge movement nationally to make marijuana legal, and remove it front he schedule 1 status is shares with heroin, and other hardcore narcotics. What is the most surprising in this whole story is that fentanyl is still at a lower schedule than marijuana. Let that sink in.
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