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Cities Across Michigan Ban Legal Marijuana Sales

Since the passage of Proposition 1, officially known as the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, which legalized the sale, possession, consumption and cultivation of marijuana for adults 21 and up last November, members of Michigan NORML have encountered

Michigan Bill to Ban Home Cultivation Fails in Senate

An effort to undermine Michigan’s Proposition 1, a voter approved initiative that legalized adult-use marijuana failed to gain support in the Senate. In a last-ditch effort to deny Michigan residents the legal right to grow marijuana in their home, Senate

Michigan: Marijuana Possession Becomes Legal This Thursday

Key provisions of the state’s voter-initiated marijuana measure, Proposition 1: The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, will take effect this Thursday, December 6. Michigan is the tenth US state to legalize and regulate the use and sale of

Michigan: Adult Use Legalization Measure Certified For November’s Ballot

Election officials today confirmed that proponents of a statewide ballot measure, The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, have gathered a sufficient number of signatures from registered voters to place it on the electoral ballot this November. Proponents of

Michigan NORML Releases Candidate Questionnaire

Michigan NORML is pleased to announce the launch of our 2018 Candidate Questionnaire. The survey asks nine questions relating to cannabis and provides an additional space for candidates to make a personal statement on this issue. The results are posted

Michigan: Voter Support Grows For Proposed Adult Use Initiative

More than six in ten Michigan voters endorse a proposed statewide ballot initiative legalizing the adult use and sale of cannabis. According to polling data compiled by the EPIC-MRA polling research firm and commissioned by Michigan NORML, 61 percent of

Michigan: Legalization Coalition Turns in 360,000 Signatures to Place Issue on 2018 Ballot

Proponents of a Michigan voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the personal use and retail sale of cannabis today turned in more than 360,000 signatures in an effort to qualify the measure for the November 2018 ballot. Advocates must

Michigan: Legalization Coalition Effort Reaches Signature Milestone

Proponents of Michigan voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the personal use and retail sale of cannabis statewide has gathered over 100,000 signatures in the past six weeks. Advocates must collect a total of 252,523 valid signatures from registered

Michigan NORML Joins Fight to Legalize Marijuana in 2018

Marijuana activists across Michigan are gearing up for a renewed effort to legalize marijuana for adults 21 and up. Last week the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol took the first steps to qualify their new proposal for the 2018

Michigan NORML: Presidents’ Day Letter To Congress From The Front Lines

Read the letter here: MI Federal Legislator Letter 2017 By: Matthew Abel Executive Director Michigan NORML Today, on the occasion of President’s Day, and in the spirit of the President’s heralded as “leaders of the free world”, the Michigan Affiliate of NORML

Poll: Michigan Voters Back Legalization Alternatives

A majority of Michigan voters endorse legalizing marijuana and having its sales regulated by state or local governments, according to statewide polling data released today. Fifty-six percent of respondents backed some form of legalizing cannabis. Of these, 27 percent endorsed

Michigan: East Lansing Voters Approve Marijuana Depenalization Measure

East Lansing voters on Tuesday approved a municipal ballot measure removing criminal and civil penalties for minor marijuana offenses. Over 65 percent of voters decided in favor of the measure, which amends local law to eliminate penalties for activities involving

POLL: Majority of Michigan Voters Want to Legalize Marijuana

From Michigan NORML: The attitude of Michigan voters is evolving toward acceptance of legalizing and taxing marijuana use for adults, per a recent EPIC-MRA survey commissioned by the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Michigan: Regulators Expand State’s Medical Marijuana Law To Include Patients With PTSD

Michigan physicians may now authorize cannabis for the treatment of post traumatic stress. Members of the Medical Marihuana Review Panel voted 6 to 2 to expand the state’s list of qualifying conditions to include PTSD. The Director of the Michigan

Three Localities in Michigan Approve Legalization By Large Margins

Three localities in Michigan (Ferndale, Jackson, and Lansing) all voted in support of marijuana legalization today by huge margins. The three areas had similar proposals to remove criminal and civil penalties for personal possession of up to 1 ounce of

Michigan: Most Voters Favor Eliminating Criminal Penalties For Marijuana Offenses

Nearly 80 percent of Michigan voters favor eliminating criminal penalties for marijuana offenses, according to survey data released by Epic-MRA Polling and commissioned by the Michigan state affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Forty-seven percent

Expected Soon: More Decriminalized Marijuana In Michigan

As part of an ongoing cannabis law reform effort in Michigan, voters in three more Michigan cities will soon have the chance to do what their elected officials regularly fail to do: pass laws that decriminalize a small amount of

Michigan: Medical Marijuana Act Trumps Per Se Driving Law

A Michigan traffic safety law that prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle by persons who possess any presence of THC in their blood, regardless of whether or not they are behaviorally impaired by the substance, may not be strictly

Michigan: Four Cities To Decide On Marijuana Depenalization Ordinances

Voters in four Michigan cities will decide this November on municipal ordinances seeking to legalize or depenalize local marijuana offenses. City officials in Flint, Michigan most recently approved a citizens initiative to amend the city code so that the possession

Marijuana Law Reform Activism In Full Display At Famous Michigan Bridge Walk

Another great example from the field this past weekend from upper Michigan, where numerous volunteers from Michigan NORML chapters showed the reform colors (green of course!) at a famous annual event in the state that historically marks the end of