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March 8, 2021
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(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An effort to legalize marijuana for
medical use in Michigan cleared a key procedural hurdle today.
A state elections board approved the form of petitions being
circulated by the Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care.
The group still needs to collect more than 304 thousand valid
signatures of Michigan voters within six months to send its issue
to state lawmakers.
If state lawmakers vote to accept the proposal, it becomes part
of Michigan law.
If the Legislature doesn't vote on the measure or rejects it,
the initiative would appear on the November 2008 ballot.
Several Michigan cities have approved similar measures. Those
votes are largely symbolic since state and federal law do not allow
use of the drug.
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