Recreational marijuana close to being on 2018 statewide ballot

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    Recreational marijuana close to being on 2018 statewide ballot

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    LANSING — The state of Michigan could potentially be seeing a lot of green in the not-too-distant future.

    On Nov. 20, a pro-marijuana group called the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol submitted approximately 365,000 signatures to the Michigan Bureau of Elections in support of letting the voters decide whether recreational marijuana should be taxed and legalized to individuals 21 and older, as part of an intended 2018 ballot proposal called the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act.

    If the proposal is on this year’s ballot and succeeds, marijuana would be legal under state and local law for adults 21 years and older; industrial hemp would be legal under state and local law; and commercial production and distribution of marijuana would be controlled under a system that licenses, regulates and taxes the businesses involved.

    Individuals would be able to possess or consume no more than 2 1/2 grams of marijuana, and more than 15 grams of concentrate. More light would also be shed on “microgrowers,” mirroring industries like brewpubs and microdistilleries.

    Another aspect involves the removal of the commercial production and distribution of marijuana from the illicit market, and preventing revenue generated from commerce in marijuana from going to criminal enterprises.


    Full Story Here: http://www.candgnews.com/business/r...lose-to-being-on-2018-statewide-ballot-106269
     

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