The petition drive to make recreational marijuana legal in Michigan was given the go-ahead today to start collecting signatures.
A state elections panel OK’d the petition forms.
The proposal would create a system for regulating marijuana much like the one for beer, wine, and liquor. It would also allow marijuana cafes and for people to grow their own plants without fear of prosecution by state authorities.
Campaign spokesman Josh Hovey says signature gathering will begin right away.
“We got the petitions printed. We’re ready to go.”
The campaign has to collect more than 250 thousand signatures to get the issue before the Legislature or on the 2018 ballot.
The elections board also approved a petition to ban state and local laws that require government contractors pay union-level wages.