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Marijuana products are displayed at the Good Leaf Dispensary, on the reservation Mohawks call Akwesasne, Monday, March 14, 2022, in St. Regis, N.Y. New York began accepting applications, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, to open its first crop of legal recreational pot shops, taking a novel approach by reserving the first licenses for people with past pot convictions or their relatives. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

(NEXSTAR) – The ever-growing list of states where people can legally buy recreational marijuana could get a little longer this fall.

Recreational marijuana is already legal in 19 states, and legalization proposals are on the ballot this fall in South Dakota, North Dakota, Arkansas, Missouri and Maryland.

An Oklahoma group succeeded in getting the required signatures necessary for a referendum, but the Oklahoma Supreme Court ultimately ruled there wasn’t enough time to get the question onto ballots by November. The vote will likely be delayed until 2024 unless the governor or legislature calls for a special election.

Backers of the Missouri ballot proposal are highlighting a provision that would erase past marijuana-related convictions for nonviolent offenders and those whose convictions didn’t include selling…

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