MI voters to decide on recreational marijuana, anti-gerrymandering, voting options

MI voters to decide on recreational marijuana, anti-gerrymandering, voting options

MI voters to decide on recreational marijuana, anti-gerrymandering, voting options

The North Dakota initiative was also unique in requiring "automatic expungement of the record of an individual who has a drug conviction for a controlled substance that has been legalized".

USA efforts to legalize recreational marijuana use saw mixed results on Tuesday, as voters in MI approved a measure legalizing the drug while North Dakotans looked set to block it.

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

Opponents say legalizing marijuana would lead to increased use by children, drug abuse and auto crashes.

Voting rights for felons.

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In Florida, 63 percent voted to pass a measure that restores voting rights to 1.5 million former convicts. The amendment exempts those convicted of sex offences and murder. The sport remains active in five other states, but may be too small in scale to survive.

Redistricting. Colorado and MI voted to reform redistricting by having it carried out by independent commissions instead of state legislatures.

To learn more about the proposal and the effects of legalizing marijuana, read Mark Peterson's in-depth report.

Voters in Alabama and West Virginia passed measures that could pave the way for new limits or a full ban on abortion in those states if the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court overturns the 1973 Roe vs Wade decision that legalized abortion and has been reaffirmed by the court in subsequent rulings.

Utah's medical marijuana legalization measure, which would allow privately owned dispensaries to sell cannabis, saw support drop in polls after state lawmakers said they had reached a compromise plan to instead allow patients to obtain cannabis from county health departments or a handful of state-approved pharmacies.

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