Voters in Massachusetts have decided to ease anti-pot laws by limiting the penalty for possession to a $100 fine. Distributors and producers would still face tougher penalties.
Michigan voters also reformed the state's laws concerning marijuana. Now, terminally and severely ill patients can, with doctor's approval, use marijuana to treat their illnesses. Although federal law still criminalizes the use, possession and distribution of marijuana, several states have decriminalized its possession, typically for medicinal purposes.