LANSING (AP) – Organizers of a marijuana legalization drive in Michigan are poised to clear a procedural step.
The Michigan Cannabis Coalition is expected to receive word Tuesday from state election officials on whether the form of its petition is OK.READ MORE: Salvation Army Collecting Supplies For Back To School Drive
The initiated legislation would require 252,000 valid voter signatures before going to the Republican-led Legislature. If lawmakers rejected the bill or took no action, it would receive a statewide vote in November 2016.
The initiative is being supported by anonymous people from the agricultural, real estate, insurance and education sectors. The group says Michigan could add jobs and tax revenue by legalizing and regulating marijuana for recreational purposes.READ MORE: Detroit Police Searching For Multiple Carjacking Suspects
The state already allows marijuana use for medical purposes.
A group of marijuana activists also is planning a legalization ballot drive.MORE NEWS: Redford Man, 21, Charged In Assault Of Detroit Police Officers
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