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WASHINGTON (CIRCA) – A proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan has qualified for state ballots during November’s election, according to The Detroit Free Press.
The Free Press on Thursday reported Michigan’s State Board of Canvassers ruled 4-0 that the measure had gotten to enough signatures to qualify for a Nov. 6 vote.
“The people of Michigan deserve this,” said Rick Thompson, a board member of the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).
“They earned it,” he continued. “We’ve faced many trials and tribulations. We’ve had so many stop and go signs from the federal government.”
“That’s why states have to take the reins on the issue and really be the crucibles of democracy that they’ve always been intended to be.”
Michigan’s marijuana ballot proposal would legalize the possession and sale of up to 2 ½ ounces of marijuana for personal, recreational use.
Marijuana purchases for recreational purposes would be restricted to 2 ½ ounces,