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.
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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…
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.
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.
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.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Utah Patients Coalition has received approval from Lt. Governor Spencer Cox to begin gathering signatures to qualify for the November 2018 ballot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MI Legalize, the organizer behind an effort to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Michigan, has suffered another setback in court.
The fight over medicinal marijuana in Missouri is heading to court.
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.
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.
A ballot amendment legalizing medical marijuana in the state of Missouri has failed to qualify for the November ballot.
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.
On June 20, 2016, Arkansans for Compassionate Care, a group pushing for a medical marijuana ballot initiative in the state of Arkansas, submitted signatures to the secretary of state’s office for approval.
A group of activists are suing the state of Michigan in an attempt to get a voter initiative legalizing recreational marijuana on November’s ballot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On April 27, 2016, Maine’s Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced that the organization’s legalization initiative has qualified for the November ballot.
On April 12, 2016, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced that he would not seek an appeal to a ruling that overturned his decision to invalidate a marijuana legalization ballot initiative.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Ballot Board certified an initiative on Thursday that would establish a comprehensive medical marijuana program in Ohio.
In Michigan, a recent survey revealed that approximately 53 percent of voters in the state support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
On March 25, 2016, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine certified summary language for a proposed ballot amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
Supporters of marijuana legalization have done a lot of things to push their agenda forward and to convince lawmakers to support their cause.
A ballot initiative that would have legalized recreational marijuana in the state of Maine has failed to qualify for the 2016 November ballot.
On March 1, 2016, the Marijuana Policy Project released the language for a constitutional ballot amendment that would legalize marijuana in the state of Ohio.
In Florida, a constitutional ballot initiative that would legalize medical marijuana in the state has officially garnered the number of signatures required to qualify for the 2016 ballot.
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.
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.
On Nov. 2, 2015, North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger accepted a petition to put a medical marijuana measure on next year’s electoral ballot.
Activists in the state of Wyoming have begun collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that would legalize medical marijuana.
On July 30, 2015, ResponsibleOhio submitted 95,572 signatures in an attempt to get its marijuana legalization ballot amendment to qualify for the 2015 election
Backers of a proposed marijuana legalization amendment filed 95,572 additional signatures with the state this afternoon, likely enough to qualify the issue for the Nov. 3 ballot.
The medical marijuana advocacy group United for Care has just passed a significant milestone in its pursuit to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Florida.
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.
Election season is fast approaching, and Denver voters have a lot to look forward to this coming November.
On June 30, 2015, the pro marijuana legalization group ResponsibleOhio upped the ante in a looming state constitutional showdown in Ohio come November. The group submitted 695,273 signatures to the secretary of state.
In California, the race is on to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016. Multiple organizations are pushing for legalization, and the field is slowly becoming as crowded as the Republican field for presidential candidates.
On June 11, 2015, the Michigan Board of State Canvassers unanimously voted to approve language for two ballot initiatives that would legalize recreational cannabis in the state.
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.
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.
While many took advantage of the holiday weekend to have a cookout with friends and family, a group of courageous veterans came together in Little Rock, Arkansas, to fight for the cause of medical marijuana.
The former top lawyer at Kroger is investing in the Butler County farm that will grow marijuana if Ohio voters approve a constitutional amendment to legalize the drug.
It is a race against time in the state of Michigan as multiple marijuana advocacy groups clamor about the state collecting signatures to get their respective marijuana bill on the ballot for 2016.