MILegalize has officially submitted roughly 354,000 signatures to state officials in Michigan on their initiative to legalize cannabis for everyone 21 and older. This number is well above the 253,000 required to place the measure on this November’s presidential election ballot.
Despite submitting nearly 100,000 signatures more than is required, the initiative won’t be officially placed on the ballot until the state verifies that enough of the 350,000 signatures are valid, meaning they’re from registered Michigan voters (with any duplicate signature being discarded).
Under the proposed law, the possession of cannabis would be legal for those 21 and older, as would the personal cultivation of up to 12 cannabis plants. State-licensed cultivation centers and retail outlets would also be legalized.
According to polling released last June, 56% of Michigan residents support legalizing cannabis.