Is the Midwest Ready for Recreational Marijuana?


  • Voters in Michigan and North Dakota will decide in November whether to become the first states in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana.
  • 62 percent of Americans support the policy.
  • Michigan Proposal 1 would set up a licensing and taxation system; North Dakota Measure 3 would not.
  • North Dakota’s ballot initiative is unique in that it would create a system for automatically expunging some previous marijuana convictions. 

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