Michigan approves recreational marijuana. What you need to know.

Michigan has become the first state in the Midwest to approve recreational use of marijuana, capping a years-long debate here over legalization.

Ballot Proposal 1, which legalizes the use and sale for adults 21 and older, was headed for victory, along with measures to appoint a nonpartisan commission to draw political districts and implement same-day voter registration.

Michigan joins nine other states and Washington, D.C. in permitting some form of recreational cannabis. Medical marijuana is legal in 31 states, including Missouri, whose voters approved an initiative for its use Tuesday night.

The ballot measure comes 10 years after Michigan voters approved the use of medical marijuana.

Here’s 11 questions and answers explaining what you need to know about the new law:

When does the law take effect?

About a month.

Michigan’s Constitution states that approved initiatives “take effect

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