Michigan could be 9th state to legalize Marijuana, advocates to start collecting signatures

Advocates of legalizing recreational marijuana use and repealing Michigan’s prevailing wage law cleared a procedural step Thursday and will quickly begin collecting signatures needed to send the bills to lawmakers and potentially voters.

The Board of State Canvassers approved the form of the groups’ petitions. The ballot committees must gather about 252,000 valid voter signatures within a six-month period to submit the bills to the Republican-led Legislature.

Lawmakers likely would not act on the marijuana measure and instead let it go to a statewide vote in November 2018.

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