Voters reject recreational marijuana in Arkansas

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Jeremy Baldwin tags young cannabis plants a marijuana farm operated by Greenlight, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, in Grandview, Mo. Marijuana growers and sellers in Missouri and several other states are helping fund campaigns as voters decide whether to legalize recreational sales in upcoming elections. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Voters have approved recreational marijuana in Maryland and Missouri and rejected it in Arkansas and North Dakota.

The measure also is on the ballot in South Dakota. The elections are seen as a test of legalization’s support in even the most conservative parts of the country.

The state voting follows moves by President Joe Biden

The state voting follows moves by President Joe Biden toward decriminalizing marijuana. Biden last month announced he was pardoning thousands of Americans convicted of simple possession of marijuana under federal law.

reject recreational marijuana Arkansas

Heading into the election, recreational marijuana was legal in 19 states, and polls have shown opposition to legalization softening.