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An Interesting Ballot Proposal for 08′

News bulletin (Read it here in the Free Press)

Marijuana petition drive for 2008 ballot is under way

November 27, 2006

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Michigan residents could legally use marijuana on private property for recreational or medical purposes under a measure proposed for the 2008 statewide ballot.

The Board of State Canvassers on Monday approved the form of a legislative petition proposed by Medical and Recreational Peace, an Eaton Rapids-based group backing the proposal.

The measure would make it legal for those 18 and older to use marijuana on private property. Those found using the drug in public would be guilty of a civil infraction punishable by a $50 fine.

The measure also would allow people to grow marijuana at their residences.
Medical and Recreational Peace must gather about 304,000 valid petition signatures over a six-month period to get on the November 2008 ballot.

Proponents of legalizing marijuana for those age 21 and older began circulating petitions last year for the 2006 ballot but did not collect enough signatures. Similar efforts also failed in 2000 and 2002.

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November 27, 2006 - Posted by | Michigan Politics

2 Comments »

  1. Hey I have read this article a hundred times but no one says where to sign the petition. Please help me find it.

    Comment by Gene Foley | February 11, 2007 | Reply

  2. This is a worthy inititive. I would like to see it on the ballot and passed.

    Comment by Terry | March 27, 2007 | Reply


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