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A Thumbs Up and a Thumbs Down for Proposals to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

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Connecting state and local government leaders

There’s now a 10th state where weed will be legal. But not an 11th.

State ballot proposals to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes saw mixed results on Tuesday.

Michigan became the 10th state to legalize recreational marijuana after 57 percent of voters approved Proposal 1 on Election Day.  

The story was different in North Dakota. According to unofficial election results, Measure 3 failed with nearly 60 percent voting against the legalization proposal.

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