The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is a committee formed to support a 2018 ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Michigan and establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol. It represents a coalition of citizens, community leaders, businesses, and organizations that recognize marijuana prohibition has failed and believe it is time for Michigan to adopt a more sensible marijuana policy. If you agree, please join our coalition
so we can keep you updated on our progress and notify you of opportunities to get involved.
To place the initiative on the November 2018 ballot, we must submit a petition with a least 252,523 valid signatures of registered Michigan voters. We plan to collect far more signatures than are required because state officials usually throw many out due to signers writing illegibly or using addresses that do not match their voter records. Our goal is to submit the completed petition in October 2017 so we can transition to the next phase of our campaign before the end of the year.
We are currently in the process of drafting the initiative and will post it on this website as soon as it is completed. The initiative is being drafted by a committee made up of several organizations committed to sensible marijuana policy reform, including the Marijuana Policy Project (which spearheaded the successful 2008 medical marijuana initiative in Michigan), MI Legalize, the Michigan Cannabis Coalition, Michigan NORML, the National Patients Rights Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Marijuana Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. We have also sought input and feedback from Michigan marijuana businesses, local and national legal experts, and the public.