170,000 Signatures Collected on Michigan Initiative to Legalize Cannabis
The Michigan Cannabis Coalition says it’s collected 170,000 signatures on their initiative to legalize recreational cannabis, which they’re hoping to put to a vote of the people next year.
The Michigan Cannabis Control and Revenue Act would legalize the possession of an unlimited amount of cannabis for those 21 and older, while also allowing for the personal cultivation of up to two cannabis plants. State-licensed cannabis retail outlets and cultivation facilities would also be legalized.
The group is required to collect 252,000 signatures to place the initiative on the November, 2016 ballot. 170,000 represents 67%, or 2/3rds, of this total, though the group must account for invalid signatures, which is any signature not from a registered Michigan voter, and any duplicate signature.
According to polling released in June, 56% of Michigan residents support legalizing cannabis.
The full language of the Michigan Cannabis Control and Revenue Act can be found by clicking here.