Michigan is one step closer to having a state-wide vote to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
A marijuana legalization proposal will not appear on the ballot in East Lansing this November.
It is the most open seats since 1992 — when redistricting, retirements and a primary upset ushered out seven of 18 House members.
Supporters of marijuana decriminalization have submitted petitions to place the issue before voters in two northern Detroit suburbs.
“This is part of a strategy to basically pick off, town by town, this issue…”
Supporters of legalizing marijuana take the next step toward getting the issue placed on the November ballot.
“Driving studies show people are safer drivers on THC (the active component in marijuana),” attorney Matt Abel said. “There are studies
that show that. Safer than sober because they drive slower and more carefully.”
Supporters of legalizing marijuana in Michigan are planning to take their best shot starting Thursday night in Ann Arbor.