Montana, Arizona, New Jersey, South Dakota and Mississippi approve marijuana ballot measures, CNN projects
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Here, we’ve rounded up the states to watch in 2020.
(CNN)Voters in all five states with marijuana legalization on the ballot this November approved the measures, CNN projects.
New Jersey navigates mail-in ballots
South Dakota ‘leapfrogs’
Polling strong in Arizona
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Montana revamps its signature drives
- Initiative 190, which would allow adults in the state to possess and buy cannabis for recreational use and defined a 20% tax on recreational cannabis. It would also allow people serving sentences for certain cannabis-related acts to apply for resentencing or records expungement.
- Initiative 118, the second question, would amend the state’s constitution to establish 21 as the legal age to purchase, possess and consume cannabis.
Mississippi’s medicinal push
- Initiative 65 would allow physicians to recommend medical cannabis for patients with any of 22 qualifying conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and post-traumatic stress disorder. The constitutional amendment would establish a regulatory program for businesses to grow and sell medical cannabis and for the products to be taxed at a 7% rate.
- Initiative 65A would limit the smoking of medical cannabis to people who are terminally ill, and would leave the regulatory framework up to the Legislature.