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IPFS News Link • States' Rights

Michigan Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Utah and Missouri Ease Restrictions

• by Mike Mish Shedlock

In midterm election votes, Michigan, Utah, and Missouri Eased Restrictions on Marijuana.

There are now 33 U.S. states that have legalized marijuana to some degree, and recreational pot use is now legal in 10 states, along with Washington, D.C. But possessing, selling or using marijuana remains illegal under federal law.

Coming into the Nov. 6 vote, both Michigan and North Dakota already had medical marijuana laws in place. Utah and Missouri didn't have far-reaching legislation on the books, though Missouri had lightened the potential penalties for first-time offenses.