LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A statewide marijuana legalization ballot initiative is slated to be part of next year’s 2016 election.
It’s legislation that aims to allow residents to cultivate their own plants, while also allowing other uses of the drug as well.
The “Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Initiative Committee” will be planning a petition drive.
The committee’s chairman, Jeffrey Hank, says “the time is right” to create “a responsible tax and regulation system for adults 21 and over, while also permitting the farming of hemp for Michigan agriculture, food and industry.”
Organizers say the effort could create jobs and boost revenue for schools and road repair.
Under the proposal, people could cultivate 12 plants each.
Voters in a number of Michigan communities approved less-ambitious decriminalization measures in recent years.
Michigan bans marijuana use and possession, unless it’s medical marijuana.
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