Montana Voters Approve Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure

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Montana voters have approved a marijuana legalization initiative, according to a projection by NBC News. A separate measure concerning age limits for the regulated cannabis market has yet to be formally called, but also holds a sizable lead. Results tracker sponsored by ETFMG | MJ. The main statutory reform measure will establish a legal system of marijuana production and sales for adults in the state, while the separate constitutional amendment would stipulate that only those 21 and older can participate in the market. “This result illustrates that support for adult-use marijuana legalization extends across geographic and demographic lines,” NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said. “Marijuana legalization is not exclusively a ‘blue’ state issue, but an issue that is supported by a majority of all Americans—regardless of party politics.” Polling ahead of the election indicated the reform was on its way to passage, with 54 percent of likely voters saying in a survey released last month that they planned to support legal cannabis on the ballot. That said, a separate October poll showed the measure leading, but without outright majority support. That survey found that Montana voters support marijuana legalization, 49 percent to 39 percent. Opponents of the legalization attempted to quash…

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