Houston votes to demolish the Astrodome, more legal gambling in New York City, and Colorado will tax marijuana
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.
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.