Initiatives to Legalize Cannabis Approved in Oak Park and Hazel Park, Michigan

Voters in Hazel Park and Oak Park, Michigan, have approved initiatives tocannalegal legalize recreational cannabis. In Hazel Park the initiative was approved 62% to 38%, and in Oak Park it was approved 52% to 48%. Both initiatives were introduced by the Safer Michigan Coalition.

As with initiatives approved last year in the Michigan cities of Ferndale, Jackson and Lansing, the proposals approved in Oak Park and Hazel Park will legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for adults 21 and older.

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Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Placed on August Ballot in Oak Park, Michigan

A city-wide initiative to legalize the possession, use and transfer of up to an ounce of cannabis byoakpark those 21 and older has been officially placed on this August’s ballot in Oak Park, Michigan, after the city verified that well more than enough signatures were submitted to put the proposal to a vote.

The organization behind the initiative, the Safer Michigan Coalition, has collected enough signatures to put a similar initiative to a vote in 9 other cities, as well as a county, though they have yet to be officially placed on the ballot while officials validate the signatures; the group has been successful in passing ballot initiatives in Detroit, as well as several other cities in Michigan including Flint and the state’s capitol, Lansing.

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Enough Signatures Collected to Put Cannabis Legalization to a Vote in 10 Michigan Cities, 1 County

Advocates have collected enough signatures to put the legalization of recreational cannabis to a vote this year in 10 Michigan cities as well as a county. michigan

“That state of Michigan is ripe for change,” says Tim Beck, co-founder of the Safer Michigan Coalition, the organization behind the initiative drives.

Oak Park, Hazel Park, Utica, Lapeer, Port Huron, Onaway, Harrison Township, East Lansing, Saginaw, Mount Pleasant and Benzie County are the jurisdictions in which enough signatures have been collected to put cannabis legalization to a vote, according to Beck.

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