Houston votes to demolish the Astrodome, more legal gambling in New York City, and Colorado will tax marijuana
Posted 11/6/2013 12:19:00 PM

Marijuana users in Colorado will soon have to  pay more for their recreational drug of choice, while residents of Houston,  Texas, will likely see the Astrodome razed to the ground in the aftermath of  Tuesday's vote on various ballot measures. 

LIGHTING UP: MAINE PUSHES FOR LEGAL POT  AND COLORADO WANTS 'WEED TAX'

Voters in Colorado approved a 25 per cent tax  on newly legal recreational marijuana to fund school construction. Opponents  argued the tax rate would benefit black market sales.

Meanwhile, residents of Portland, Maine,  declared victory on a measure to legalize possession of recreational amounts of  marijuana.

 
Reaping the benefits: Colorado legalized marijuana in 2012 and now they are pushing a measure to tax it by 25 per cent. Maine also has a ballot measure that could legalize recreational marijuana in that state

High taxes: Colorado legalized  marijuana in 2012 and  now residents voted to tax it by 25 per cent. Maine also approved a ballot to  legalize recreational  marijuana in that state

 

SELLING BEER UP FOR DEBATE IN ONE OF  UTAH'S LAST DRY CITIES

Utah is dealing with their own controversial  move as there is a measure to sell beer in the town of Hyde Park.

It is one of the largely-Mormon state's  remaining dry cities, as so many of the religious residents observe Mormon law  which bans the consumption of alcohol and caffeine.

 

 

GAMBLING ON THE VOTE: PROPOSED CASINO  CONSTRUCTION

New York voters bet big Tuesday on casino  gambling as an economic energy shot, agreeing to let seven Las Vegas-style  gaming palaces be built around the state, including eventually in New York  City.

In a measure that became a referendum on the  job-creating potential and social price of gambling, a constitutional amendment  allowing the casinos was approved 57 per cent to 43 per cent, with 60 percent of  the vote counted.

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Posted By: Producer Thomas  
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