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Cannabis to be legalised in Michigan

27 Nov 2018. Recreational marijuana will become legal in the Great Lakesí state on 6 December, according to a report by CTV Windsor.

The Michigan State Board of Canvassers, which is responsible for canvassing and certifying statewide elections, certified election results from 6 November which showed the majority of voters were in favour of legalising cannabis. With this decision a four-year attempt to legalise marijuana is over, CTV Windsor reported.

Residents 21 years of age and older will be permitted to purchase, own and consume up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis. Furthermore, individuals living in the state will also be allowed to grow up to 12 cannabis plants per household for personal use, according to the report.

Marijuana will not be sold until the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs starts to distribute licenses to businesses and drafts the specific laws that will regulate the recreational use market, which is said to happen in the second half of 2019, CTV Windsor reported.