Marijuana legalization vote going on November ballot.

April 26, 2018

Marijuana legalization vote going on November ballot.


LANSING — The fight for legalizing marijuana in Michigan for recreational use got its official start Thursday, April 26, when the State Board of Canvassers ruled that a group pushing the proposal got enough signatures to qualify for the Nov. 6 ballot, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The board unanimously approved the proposal with a 4-0 vote.

It was the second time that the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws or NORML turned in enough signatures to get on the ballot. But in 2016, NORML didn’t acquire the signatures within a 180-day window and the petition was rejected.

Medical marijuana has been legal in Michigan since voters approved it in 2008.

The Michigan marijuana ballot proposal would legalize the possession and sale of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana for personal, recreational use.


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