There's another election for millions in the US today and it has to do with weed

Date: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 17:00

While millions vote to elect a new president in the United States, another election is taking place at the same time - a vote to decide if to legalise marijuana. 

The states of California, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada, are voting on whether to make marijuana a legal recreational drug.

In three others—Florida, Arkansas, and North Dakota—voters will decide if they want to legalize medical marijuana.

In Montana, voters will decide whether or not to ease restrictions on their medical marijuana system.

Voters in California will decide on Proposition 64, a measure that would allow folks 21 ages and up use the drug recreationally.

The proposition would regulate a 15 percent sales tax and the drug’s cultivation would also be taxed.

Most of the profits would go to researching the drug and enforcing regulations.

In Arizona, Proposition 205, would enact laws similar to other states, and residents would be permitted to possess up to 1 ounce and grow up to six plants on their property.

Voters in Maine can legalize the drug for recreational use with Question 1 and place a 10 percent sales tax on the drug.

Residents would be required to use marijuana in non-public places.

However, Maine’s governor isn’t down with legalizing weed and has even called it deadly.

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