Our campaign to end marijuana prohibition is at a critical stage as we prepare to turn in over 360,000 signatures to the secretary of state for certification. For the past five months, activists, volunteers and donors have stepped up to the plate and gotten us this far – but we’re not there yet.
Actually, we’re more than halfway there. This week, we will pass the 200,000-signature mark – meaning we’re well on our way to reaching our goal of collecting 366,000 signatures. 252,523 of these signatures need to be validated to get on the ballot in 2018 and end cannabis prohibition once and for all!
Celebrate freedom this holiday weekend by signing a petition to end marijuana prohibition in Michigan!
There’s no better time to celebrate freedom than the Fourth of July. And this July 4th, we have an incredible opportunity in Michigan to increase our freedom, break the chains of prohibition, and finally legalize marijuana.
It's really happening! The Michigan Board of Canvassers approved our petition for a state ballot initiative that would regulate marijuana like alcohol. Petitions distribution will begin in the coming days. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) now has 180 days to collect just over 250,000 valid signatures needed to place the issue on the November 2018 ballot.
MPP is currently talking with advocates, patients, business owners, and activists across the state as we explore working with coalition to put an adult use marijuana legalization and regulation measure on Michigan’s November 2018 ballot. Our December listening tour across the southern part of the state was a success, and we were impressed with the thoughtful comments and questions you had. Thank you to all who participated!
Late December 2016: MPP will form a drafting advisory committee composed of stakeholders in Michigan and experts in marijuana policy who will volunteer their time to help draft the initiative. This committee will meet regularly and will have an opportunity to review several drafts of the initiative before it is finalized.