Legalization Bill Introduced in Michigan Senate

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A bill has been introduced into the Michigan Senate that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state. Submitted by Sen. Coleman Young II on Feb. 24, 2016, the bill would allow Michigan residents to posses up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to five marijuana plants.

Edible marijuana products would come with a litany of labeling and packaging requirements. Some of these requirements include opaque and child-proof packaging, labels detailing potency and the length of time for it to take effect, and an indication that the product contains marijuana through a standard symbol.

Also tucked away in the bill are provisions that would allow marijuana to be consumed in special marijuana lounges. However, smoking marijuana would not be permitted.  Although Young’s legalization bill is the only one in the 2016 session, it is not the only effort in the state to legalize marijuana.

“There are a couple of petition driver[s] out there that could put this recreational marijuana issue on the ballot as early as November of this year, if the drives are successful,” said Tim Skubick, Lansing Bureau Chief for WWJ news radio, to CBS Detroit.

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