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Deadline to Challenge Michigan Legalization Signatures Passes Without Objection

Deadline to Challenge Michigan Legalization Signatures Passes Without Objection

Deadline to Challenge Michigan Legalization Signatures Passes Without Objection

The Michigan-based Committee to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol received a boost in support after the Feb 9. 2018, deadline to challenge the group’s petition signatures for a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in the state passed without any objection from opposing organizations.

Michigan Marijuana Group Turns in Signatures for Legalization Initiative

Michigan Marijuana Group Turns in Signatures for Legalization Initiative

Despite facing debt and deadlines, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol’s voter initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Michigan will most likely qualify for the ballot. On Nov. 20, 2017, the CRMLA announced that it had turned in approximately 360,000 signatures to the Secretary of State, well above the state minimum

Group Behind Michigan Legalization Initiative Facing Debt and Deadlines

Group Behind Michigan Legalization Initiative Facing Debt and Deadlines

The group behind a Michigan legalization initiative is in dire need of cash to pay off the company it hired to gather signatures for its ballot initiative. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is in debt to National Petition Management for approximately $30,000.

Cash Crunch Holds Up Michigan Pot Legalization Push

Cash Crunch Holds Up Michigan Pot Legalization Push

A group seeking to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan says it has collected enough signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot but is struggling to pay off the professional firm it hired to gather them.

Advocates for Utah Medical Cannabis Legalization Launch Signature Drive

Advocates for Utah Medical Cannabis Legalization Launch Signature Drive

Utah medical cannabis legalization has taken a critical step forward. After earning the approval of state election officials last week, volunteers with the Utah Patients Coalition started gathering signatures to get medical cannabis on Utah’s ballot in 2018.

South Dakota Marijuana Proposal Possibly Jeopardized by Typo

South Dakota Marijuana Proposal Possibly Jeopardized by Typo

South Dakota marijuana advocates can attest to the importance of checking your work for errors before submitting for final review. After months of collecting signatures to support a proposed marijuana legalization ballot measure, the marijuana advocacy organization New Approach South Dakota might fall victim to a typo.

Michigan Marijuana Campaign Reaches Significant Milestone

A Michigan marijuana campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in the state has reached a significant milestone. On July 10, 2017, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced that its petition to put legalization on the 2018 ballot had earned more than 100,000 signatures.

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Marijuana Legalization Hits 100,000 Signature Milestone

LANSING, Mich., July 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Supporters of marijuana legalization announced today that the signature collection effort is running ahead of schedule with more than 100,000 signatures collected to-date.

Board of Canvassers. NCIA joins forces with CRMLA.

Marijuana Legalization Ballot Language Approved by the State Board of Canvassers

LANSING, Mich., May 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Michigan State Board of Canvassers officially approved today the ballot language put forth by the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol.

Michigan Supreme Court Refuses to Hear MI Legalize Appeal

Michigan Supreme Court Refuses to Hear MI Legalize Appeal

It is unlikely that recreational marijuana will appear on the ballot in Michigan this November. According to The Detroit Free Press, the Michigan Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal filed by the group MI Legalize to put a initiative legalizing recreational marijuana on the November ballot.

New Jersey

Medical Marijuana Petition in New Jersey Gets 18,000 Signatures

Activists have collected 18,000 signatures on a petition that asks New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to sign a bill that would allow people to use medical marijuana for post-traumatic stress disorder when it is not treatable by conventional medical means. Creators of the online petition, who work at The Joint Blog, are seeking at least 25,000 signatures.

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Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act Qualifies for Ballot

PHOENIX, Aug. 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Secretary of State Michele Reagan has notified Governor Doug Ducey that initiative measure I-08-2016, the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, has met the signature requirements for placement on the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot.

South Dakota Judge Denies Ballot Access to Medical Marijuana Petition

South Dakota Judge Denies Ballot Access to Medical Marijuana Petition

Organizers behind New Approach South Dakota, a campaign to legalize medical marijuana, has suffered a serious setback. On August 9, 2016, Circuit Judge Mark Barnett denied the group’s lawsuit to place a voter initiative legalizing medical marijuana on the November ballot.

Forfeiture and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) Throws Support Behind Maine Marijuana Legalization, Ballot Question 1

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a nonprofit organization of police, judges, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals advocating for marijuana legalization, endorses the measure as a means of refocusing the justice system on more serious matters and improving the relationship between communities and police.

Michigan Legalization Group's Petition Signatures Deemed Insufficient

Michigan Legalization Group’s Petition Signatures Deemed Insufficient

On June 7, 2016, Michigan’s elections bureau announced that MI Legalize, was at least 106,000 signatures short of qualifying for the state’s ballot in November, as reported by the Associated Press.

Missouri

Medical Marijuana Could be Heading For The Missouri Ballot

Twice this year, Missouri legislators have voted against medical marijuana, but now a legalization measure could appear on the state’s ballot in November. A spokesman for New Approach Missouri, a group pushing the medical marijuana legalization effort, said his organization has collected enough signatures to get the issue on the November ballot.

Nebraskans

Nebraskans Abandon 2016 Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

Nebraska’s medical marijuana campaign has hit another major snag. On May 23, 2016, advocates pushing for medical marijuana in the state announced they would no longer be pursuing a 2016 ballot initiative due to prohibitive costs and not enough time.

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California Legalization Initiative Poised to Qualify for 2016 Ballot

On May 4, 2016, organizers behind the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in California, announced that they had collected enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

Michigan

Third Michigan Legalization Petition Joins the Fray

Michigan now has a third full adult use legalization initiative in the signature gathering phase: MILegalize, Michigan Cannabis Control and Revenue Act and the most recent contender, Abrogate Prohibition Michigan, the least restrictive of the three.

DEA Petition

Marijuana Supporters Call For DEA Chief’s Removal

Medical marijuana supporters are calling for the resignation of DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg. According to the The Washington Post, Rosenberg called medical marijuana “a joke” and doubted its efficacy as a medicine during a Q&A session with reporters on Nov. 4, 2015.

ResponsibleOhio Signatures

ResponsibleOhio Fails to Collect Enough Signatures for Ballot

As Ohioans are starting to gear up for the 2015 state election, the marijuana advocacy organization ResponsibleOhio is scrambling to collect enough signatures to qualify to be put on the ballot. Although the Ohio Secretary of State’s office calculated that the organization submitted approximately 660,190 signatures, more than twice the required amount, only 42 percent of those signatures were considered valid.

Dakota

South Dakota Medical Marijuana Initiative Takes First Step

On June 9, 2015, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley released an explanation for an initiated measure that would allow state residents suffering from debilitating conditions to use marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Cleveland Cannabis College Opens in Ohio

Ohio Marijuana Groups Draw Unlikely Foes

As the marijuana legalization movement spreads across the United State, it begins to take on different forms in different states. For example, in Ohio the campaign to legalize recreational marijuana has become a five way race between competing marijuana legalization groups.


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