On May 5th, an initiative to legalize cannabis will be voted on in East Lansing, Michigan. Similar proposals have been approved by voters in the Michigan cities of Lansing, Detroit, Ferndale and others.
The initiative, if passed into law by voters, would legalize the possession use and transfer of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older. Consuming cannabis in public, and cannabis distribution, would remain illegal.
According to polling released this week by Marketing Resource Group, 51% of likely Michigan voters support legalizing cannabis for recreational purposes. A separate poll released in January by SurveyUSA found even higher support, with 64% in favor of legalizing cannabis.