Michigan Could Vote on Recreational Cannabis in 2016

Michigan Could Vote on Recreational Cannabis in 2016.

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Voters in Michigan may see marijuana on the ballot in 2016, as there are several groups putting together ballot proposals.

The Board of State Canvassers this week approved the wording of petitions from the Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Committee and the Michigan Cannabis Coalition. Now, these groups will be tasked with gathering 252,523 signatures each in order to send legalization bills to the state legislature. In the event that lawmakers do not approve the measures, they would be put on the ballot in November 2016.

Under the Michigan Cannabis Coalition proposal, both marijuana and products infused with marijuana would be legal for purchase, ownership, transport and use by anyone older than 21. Further, adults older than 21 could grow up to two flowering plants at home.

The law allows the legislature to establish a tax and require facilities to be licensed. The Michigan Cannabis Control Board would be tasked with creating a number of measures to address advertising, testing, packaging and security.

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