MI: Push To Legalize Marijuana Moves Forward

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The petition drive to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Michigan has gathered enough signatures to appear on the November 2018 ballot, according to the Secretary of State.

The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol collected nearly 25,000 more signatures than they needed according to the official estimate.

According to the latest EPIC-MRA poll, about 61% of the state’s voters would approve such a measure.

Rick Thompson, who sits on the Board of NORML says that number has been steadily rising for years.

The petition results must be certified by the State Board of Canvassers which meets Thursday.

The Legislature would have 40 days to act on the proposal, and if they do not, it will appear on the November ballot.