"Thanks to the unflagging efforts of patients and advocates, Missourians who could benefit from medical marijuana will soon be able to use it without fear of being treated like criminals", said Matthew Sweich, deputy director of the Marijuana Policy Project. Per the Associated Press, the 4 percent sales tax would fund veteran health services.
In Missouri, a state constitutional amendment that would legalize the use of medical cannabis was leading 61 percent to 38 percent in early returns, according to the secretary of state's office.
The state will collect a 10 percent excise tax on marijuana sales, with revenue split between education, infrastructure, and municipalities that have approved marijuana businesses.
A similar measure was defeated in North Dakota, meaning there are now 10 states that allow recreational use of pot - Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington - plus the District of Columbia. With Missouri and Utah now joining the ranks, medical marijuana is now legal in 32 states.
Michigan, having legalized medicinal use of the drug in 2008, became the tenth state to effectively legalize its recreational use as well Tuesday thanks to a voter-pushed Michigan ballot item in the USA midterm elections. It would, however, have legalized cannabis for residents 21-years-old and over, and expunged old convictions for cannabis possession. A Gallup poll found that 72 percent of Democrats and 51 percent of Republicans support legalization.
So even though Utah voted yeson Proposition 2 - which would have allowed medical marijuana patients to cultivate cannabis plants, allowed for more dispensaries, and included a more expansive list qualifying conditions for a prescription - the compromise pushed by the Church of the Latter Day Saints cuts back on all of it. He says it will ultimately be up to them, but he's hoping to get most to opt out.
Voters in Utah also were considering whether to legalize medical marijuana.
Florida voters approved a ballot measure that will restore voting rights to 1.5 million ex-felons when they complete their sentences.
Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth was released from prison on Monday after almost 20 years in jail. The child, Chancellor Lee Adams , was born with severe cerebral palsy due to trauma from the shooting .
That was the Dodgers' first run since the first inning. "The play at first today is a pretty dirty play", Shaw said. Then with two outs and a full count, Bellinger ripped a single to right field to score Machado and win the game.
Boston Red Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale was released from the hospital Monday after spending the night with a stomach illness. And we don't get caught up on the whole paranoia thing of the signs. "I'm not concerned about it though".
During the first quarter, the Raptors turned the ball over seven times, leading to several easy baskets for the Jazz . Toronto Raptors guard/forward Norman Powell has left the game against the Utah Jazz with a left shoulder sprain.
Universal Pictures said Sunday that " Halloween " took in an estimated $77.5 million in ticket sales from North American theaters. "Biggest horror movie opening with a female lead", Curtis tweeted , reeling off a list of the movie's achievements.
In other middleweight action, rising star Israel Adesanya remained unbeaten by knocking out Derek Brunson in the first round. One of the most genuine and honest people in sports, Cormier heaped praised upon Lewis' power, but it was never a factor.
Revenue from Apple's services division, meanwhile, increased by a solid 17% compared to the September quarter of 2017. With a starting price of $749, it's expected to be a popular holiday gift, luring owners of older iPhones to upgrade.
US sanctions on Iranian crude oil exports would take effect on November 4, prompting more countries to cut imports from Iran. One might expect the market to be nervous ahead of the impending U.S. sanctions on Iran, but the oil price dipped this week.
Two Saudi sisters found dead, tied together in NY
The women's bodies washed up along the banks of the Hudson River in Riverside Park, on the Upper West Side, Wednesday, Oct. 24. Saudi Arabia's Consulate General in NY said in a statement that it had "appointed an attorney to follow the case closely".
After deadly protests, rockets fly and Israel strikes Gaza
Palestinians gather at the Israel-Gaza fence during a protest calling for lifting the blockade on Gaza, in Gaza, October 26, 2018. The armed wing of Islamic Jihad, the second largest militant group in Gaza, threatened to continue the rocket fire on Saturday.
Khashoggi's killing threatens Trump dreams for Mideast peace
But some of his comments appeared to contradict previous statements from Riyadh, marking yet another shift in the official story. Turkish government sources have claimed that Mr Khashoggi was tortured and murdered by a hit squad flown in from Riyadh.
Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states
Messonnier stressed the rarity of the condition, emphasizing that it happens in fewer than one in a million children in the U.S. Standardized surveillance was established in 2015 to monitor this illness and attempt to estimate the baseline incidence.