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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Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis on Tomorrow’s Ballot in East Lansing, Michigan

mmw_pot_112108_articleAn initiative to legalize cannabis is on tomorrow’s May 5th ballot in East Lansing, Michigan.

If passed into law by voters, the initiative 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.

Similiar initiatives have been approved by voters in the Michigan cities of Saginaw, Mount Pleasant, Port Huron, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Oak Park, Hazel Park, Lansing, Ferndale and Detroit.

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Initiative to Legalize Cannabis on Next Week’s Ballot in East Lansing, Michigan

eastlansingOn 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.

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Majority of Voters in Michigan Support Cannabis Legalization, According to New Poll

Fifty-onemichigan percent of likely Michigan voters say they would support the legalization of cannabis for recreational use if it were to be regulated and taxed like alcohol, while 45 percent oppose the idea, according to the latest statewide poll conducted by Marketing Resource Group (MRG).

According to a press release from MRG; “Geographically, the strongest support came from the Suburban Wayne County area (57 percent support, 41 percent oppose) and Macomb County (52 percent approve, 40 percent oppose). The City of Detroit (44 percent support, 50 percent oppose), West Michigan (48 percent support, 46 percent oppose), and the Tri-City Thumb area (49 percent support, 48 percent oppose) are split on the issue and voters in the Upper Peninsula (26 percent support, 69 percent oppose) oppose the idea.”

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Poll: Majority of Michigan Voters Support Legalizing Cannabis

A new poll conductedmichigan by the polling firm EPIC-MRA has found that a majority of voters in Michigan would vote to legalize recreational cannabis if given the chance.

According to the survey, 50% of Michigan voters support legalizing cannabis, with 46% opposed; the remaining 4% are undecided.

The results mark a 3% increase in approval for cannabis legalization since the last time the firm posed the question; in September, 2013, support was shown to be at 47%.

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