Legalization of cannabis as a luxury food
Yesterday, it wasn't just the much-anticipated midterm election in the United States. In parallel to the congressional elections, the US states Michigan and North Dakota voted on the legalization of cannabis as a luxury food and Utah and Missouri on the legal use of cannabis as medicine.
Only the legalization in North Dakota failed. The three other initiatives were adopted by the voters by referendum. Michigan is the ninth US state to fully regulate cannabis, including as a luxury food, and to introduce specialist shops for adults. 56% of the electorate of the state with a population of 10 million have approved “Proposal 1”.
With Utah and Missouri, 33 of a total of 50 U.S. states have cleared the way for the use of medical cannabis since yesterday. In Utah, 53.2% voted for “Proposition 2”, while nearly two-thirds of Missouri voters voted for “Amendment 2”.
DHV Managing Director Georg Wurth expects increasing momentum in North America: “In the next months and years, further US states will legalize cannabis. After cannabis was legalized by referendum in many US states, majorities in the parliaments are now also to be expected. New Jersey could follow later this year. ”