Michigan: Enough Signatures Collected to Put Cannabis Legalization Initiative to a Vote

michiganOver 300,000 signatures have been garnered on a Michigan Initiative to legalize recreational cannabis for those 21 and older. This is more than the 253,000 signatures required to put the measure to a vote of the people this November.

Despite having enough signatures, MILegalize plans to continue collecting signatures through to their June 1st deadline, to assure that enough signatures are valid (from registered Michigan voters).

“We have to overachieve that number,” says MILegalize Chairman Jeffrey Hank, speaking of the 253,000 signature requirement; “because we are sending a clear message that Michigan is ready to lead on civil rights, job growth, education, and better roads.”

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Cannabis Legalized in East Lansing, Michigan

eastlansinglegalizedVoters in East Lansing, Michigan have officially legalized cannabis through the overwhelming passage of Proposal 1.

The initiative, which was approved with 65% of the vote, legalizes the possession, use and transfer of up to an ounce of cannabis on private property by those 21 and older. Consuming cannabis in public, and cannabis distribution, would remain illegal.

“We are pleased the voters supported us tonight,” says attorney Jeffrey Hank, who chairs the Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Reform Initiative. “It’s very clear with the results tonight on Proposal 1 and the sales tax, the conversation should start tomorrow with Gov. Snyder and the Legislature on a reasonable plan to legalize, tax and regulate cannabis in Michigan.”

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