The results are in and some pro-cannabis advocates are celebrating more than others this post-election morning.
Maryland was the first state to announce a landslide win for adult-use cannabis, with about 66 percent of the vote. This comes a decade after Marylanders voted to legalize medical cannabis.
Adults twenty-one and older can now purchase and possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis and grow up to two plants for personal use in the Free State.
Missourians are celebrating too. Well, some. Despite controversy surrounding Missouri’s legalization efforts, voters approved Amendment 3, legalizing cannabis for adult use in the Show-Me State.
Arkansas voters weren’t so eager to turn the state green. In about a 56-44 loss, advocates faced a rough outcome this round. This comes six years after Arkansas became the first Bible Belt state to legalize medical marijuana in 2016.
North Dakota voters also said no to cannabis, capturing only 45 percent of the votes. Like Arkansas, North Dakota voters passed medical marijuana back in 2016.
In about a 53-47 vote, South Dakota voters also rejected legalization this time around.