Petitions to Legalize Cannabis Begin to Circulate

. June 2, 2017.
regulate-mi-cannabis-legalization

The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol was formed to support a 2018 ballot initiative to legalize cannabis in Michigan. The initiative will establish a system that regulates and taxes cannabis, similar to alcohol. The language for the new law was released in early May and can be read in full online.
The measure was drafted by a committee made up of the Marijuana Policy Project, MI Legalize, Michigan NORML, the National Patients Rights Association, the ACLU, and the Marijuana Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

To place the initiative on the November 2018 ballot, the group needs at least 252,523 valid signatures of registered Michigan voters. They will need more signatures than are required because state officials disqualify some due to illegible writing or old addresses. The plan is to submit the completed petition by October 2017.

You can help by getting involved in the petitioning process. Start by signing the petition. Members of the coalition will be at many local events throughout the summer. To volunteer your time or money to the cause, information on participating in the process is available at www.regulatemi.org.

Trending

DIYpsi Champions Local Artists (and here’s a PLAYLIST)

DIYpsi Aug 18 & Aug 19 at ABC Microbrewery I’ve detected an increasing amount of positive energy generating from the independent arts community of Ypsilanti over the last several years, grassroots efforts that stoke a sense of pride and celebration of the local culture scene, from First Fridays and Bona Sera, to the Threads All

Eighth Grade—Navigating Middle School Without Filters

If you missed Eighth Grade at Cinetopia, it’s finally officially playing this week at The State! Eighth Grade is this generation’s Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Welcome To The Dollhouse. If you’ve wondered what adolescence in the digital age is like, this movie’s strength is capturing Generation Z middle school life—while remaining universal.

August 2018—Biz Buzz

We’re keeping on an eye on what’s happening in local business. Find out more here!

The Mountain—’Spinning Dot Children’s Theater Company’ Premieres Play on Immigration

When performing plays, actors use props, costumes and set pieces to immerse themselves in the story. Spinning Dot Theatre repertory company members Aya Aziz and Forrest Hejkal, who star in the North American premiere of Chelsea Woolley’s two-hander, The Mountain, had extra help preparing to portray children on a playground; they did some of their