Poll: 56% of Michigan Residents Support Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

michiganNew polling commissioned by Detroit News and WDIV has found that 56% of Michigan residents support an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis put forth by the Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Committee (MCCLRC).

According to the poll, which was conducted by the Glengariff Group Inc., 56% of those in Michigan favor MCCLRC’s initiative to legalize cannabis, which advocates are hoping to place on next year’s general election ballot. The survey found just 36% opposed to the initiative, with 8% undecided.

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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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