Enough Signatures Collected to Put Cannabis Legalization to a Vote in 10 Michigan Cities, 1 County

Advocates have collected enough signatures to put the legalization of recreational cannabis to a vote this year in 10 Michigan cities as well as a county. michigan

“That state of Michigan is ripe for change,” says Tim Beck, co-founder of the Safer Michigan Coalition, the organization behind the initiative drives.

Oak Park, Hazel Park, Utica, Lapeer, Port Huron, Onaway, Harrison Township, East Lansing, Saginaw, Mount Pleasant and Benzie County are the jurisdictions in which enough signatures have been collected to put cannabis legalization to a vote, according to Beck.

Under the proposed initiatives, the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis would be legal for those 21 and older. Similar initiatives have been approved in the cities of Detroit, Lansing, Ferndale, Jackson, Flint and Grand Rapids.

Before the initiatives are officially placed on this fall’s ballot, the signatures will need to be validated by the state to verify that enough are valid to qualify the measures. Proponents are confident that they’ve collected more than enough.

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    • Sunshine on April 28, 2014 at 9:41 am
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    The cops will still be getting money from the federal government to wage the war.

    • Robert Noble on April 3, 2014 at 12:42 pm
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    It needs to be legal! The hemp and Cannabis both are useful and beneficial for human society!

    • alisha gordy on April 3, 2014 at 12:35 pm
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    Does this me i will be able to get hired for a job? And not be judge for taking my medicine.

      • Anonymous on April 6, 2014 at 12:39 pm
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      I highly doubt it would change the law in that respect, but you wouldn’t have to worry about getting in trouble for possession anymore! 😛

    • Jomamamary on April 3, 2014 at 12:22 pm
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    how many signatures? Michigan used 300,000 to make the rape law….did not go to a vote

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