For the first time in three years, midwestern states Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Utah & Missouri will feature legalization measures on voters ballots.

North Dakota and Michigan voters will be deciding on whether to allow recreational adult-only cannabis use, while Utah and Missouri voters will be voting on multiple options medical cannabis proposals.

6 municipalities in Ohio will be voting on whether to decriminalize the use of cannabis while over 16 counties and 2 cities in Wisconsin will be voting on a combination of recreational and medical measures throughout the state.

Currently 9 states and the District of Columbia that have legalized cannabis for adult recreational sale and use (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington). 21 states allow medical cannabis use in some way and 16 allow the sale and use of CBD based extracts.

If all cannabis measures pass on these midwest ballot proposals, it would add 3 more recreational-use states (Wisconsin featuring locational specific “recreational counties”), 3 medicinal-use states and 1 more decriminalized-use state.

While Federal government still classifies cannabis as an illegal substance, a recent Pew Research Center survey reported that approximately two-thirds of adults in the United States support cannabis legalization in some form (about twice as many since their 2000 study).

Nationally, there are 7 states proposing a total of 36 major cannabis reform measures and dozens of smaller local licensing and regulatory proposals.

Cangea exists to facilitate with these regulatory changes- and began with the idea of expediting the tax collection and asset exchange process that currently cripples the industry. With a few clicks any treasurer can make an account on CanPass to create their locality or state-specific tax collection rate which automatically collects the appropriate tax-amount in real-time from each cannabis related transaction. Store owners, suppliers and/or growers can accept customer payments as well as establish escrow-like deposits for product orders to ensure constant supply all year around without the use of cash or riskier means.