A grassroots campaign that aims to legalize marijuana in Michigan says they have more than enough petition signatures to get their proposal on the November ballot.
MI Legalize needs about 253,000 valid signatures on petitions in order to qualify for the November ballot. On Tuesday, they announced that they have collected more than 300,000.
The group must submit their petitions to the Michigan Bureau of Elections before June 1st. MI Legalize petitioners are still on the streets collecting signatures to give the movement a stronger finish.
The group’s Chairman Jeffrey Hank says “We have to overachieve that number, because we are sending a clear message that Michigan is ready to lead on civil rights, job growth, education, and better roads.”
The proposal would allow people 21 and older to grow and use marijuana on private property, and allow licensed marijuana shops with a 10% tax on recreational sales.
MI Legalize is out in full force to get this proposal on the November ballot. The group has already raised nearly one million dollars through donations and fundraising events.
The next fundraising event is today, May 11th from 6 – 10 p.m. at Dominick’s in Ann Arbor. Hockey greats Darren McCarty and Larry DePalma, who are both big supporters of the moment, will be attending.
For more information visit http://www.milegalize.com and http://www.facebook.com/milegalize