Petitions to Legalize Cannabis Begin to Circulate

. June 2, 2017.
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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.

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