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Massachusetts Votes to Legalize Marijuana

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

 

Massachusetts voters have voted to legalize marijuana in Massachusetts, according to The Boston Globe. 

During Election Day on Tuesday, November 8, 53% of voters (1,186,882 votes) chose to legalize marijuana, while 47% of voters (1,060,590 votes) chose not to legalize marijuana.

According to The Globe, 54% of Worcester voters checked off "yes" on their ballot. 

The "yes" vote allows for the possession, use, and distribution, as well of cultivation of marijuana by people age 21 and over. The "yes" vote also regulates marijuana products and tax the sales through the new Cannabis Control Commission. 

For more on the marijuana vote in Massachusetts and across the country, GoLocal teams with Graphiq. 

 

Related Slideshow: Potential Marijuana Tax Revenues for New England

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Connecticut

Projected Revenue from Taxes: $41,888,905

Population 25 and Older: 2,457,978

Number of Marijuana Smokers: 147,724

Combined State and Local Tax Rate: 6.35%

Marijuana Market Size: $196,200,961

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Maine

Projected Revenue from Taxes: $16,218,510

Population 25 and Older: 947,017

Number of Marijuana Smokers: 59,567

Combined State and Local Tax Rate: 5.50%

Marijuana Market Size: $79,114,682

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Massachusetts

Projected Revenue from Taxes: $81,533,976

Population 25 and Older: 4,556,609

Number of Marijuana Smokers: 288,889

Combined State and Local Tax Rate: 6.25% 

Marijuana Market Size: $383,689,301

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New Hampshire

Projected Revenue from Taxes: $9,914,476

Population 25 and Older: 919,883

Number of Marijuana Smokers: 49,766

Combined State and Local Tax Rate: 0.00%

Marijuana Market Size: $66,096,510

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Rhode Island

Projected Revenue from Taxes: $20,271,018

Population 25 and Older: 712,271

Number of Marijuana Smokers: 69,375

Combined State and Local Tax Rate: 7.00%

Marijuana Market Size: $92,140,993

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Vermont

Projected Revenue from Taxes: $11,406,118

Population 25 and Older: 434,948

Number of Marijuana Smokers: 40,624

Combined State and Local Tax Rate: 6.14%

Marijuana Market Size: $53,955,147

 
 

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