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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 11, 2016

Proponents for legalized marijuana, increased minimum wage and stricter gun control provisions saw gains on Election Night, the ABA Journal reports. Voters in seven states approved marijuana-related ballot initiatives ranging from recreational use to medicinal marijuana. Only in Arizona did a marijuana-related initiative fail. Voters in four states approved minimum wage hikes, while three supported various gun control measures. Washington voters supported a measure giving family members or law enforcement the right to petition a court to strip someone of their gun rights. Nevada voters approved tighter background checks on gun purchases and Californians passed an initiative to limit high-capacity ammunition magazines. Only in Maine did voters reject a proposal to expand gun-purchase background checks.