More and more states are opening the door to the use of marijuana for medical and recreational uses. Many in favor have pointed to the positive effects it can have on sufferers of a variety of ailments. Other have championed the measure as a way to increase revenues by assessing medical and recreational users with taxes.
Voters in Michigan legalized recreational marijuana, making it the 10th state in the nation and the first state in the Midwest.
Voter in Utah and Missouri, legalized marijuana for medical purposes ― the 31st and 32nd states to approve marijuana for medical purposes.
North Dakota voters rejected recreational marijuana.
With the departure of US Attorney Jeff Sessions, who has taken a strong stand against recreational use of marijuana, the outlook may be a little brighter for proponents on the national level.