Voters in Keego Harbor and Portage, Michigan Legalize Recreational Cannabis

legalizemeyoVoters in Keego Harbor and Portage, Michigan have given approval to initiatives that will effectively repeal the city’s prohibition on the possession, use, transfer and transportation of up to an ounce of recreational cannabis.

The initiative were submitted in 2014 but weren’t included in last year’s ballot for technical reasons. Similar initiatives have been approved in the Michigan cities of East Lansing, Saginaw, Mount Pleasant, Port Huron, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Oak Park, Hazel Park, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Ferndale and Detroit.

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170,000 Signatures Collected on Michigan Initiative to Legalize Cannabis

michiganThe 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.

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Michigan: Two Initiatives to Legalize Cannabis Approved by State Officials

legalizemeyoTwo separate campaigns aiming to legalize cannabis in Michigan have received approval from the state to begin collecting signatures on their initiatives, with both groups aiming for the 2016 general election ballot.

The Board of State Canvassers on Thursday approved petitions from the Michigan Cannabis Coalition (MCC) and the Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Committee (MCCLRC). Both groups will now have 180 days to collect theĀ 252,523 signatures from registered Michigan voters in order to put their initiatives to a vote in November, 2016.

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