Effort to legalize medical marijuana moves forward

June 05, 2007

Associated Press, ABC News WZZM (MI)

Lansing - An effort to legalize marijuana for medical use in Michigan has cleared a key procedural hurdle. A state elections board has approved the form of petitions being circulated by the Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care.

The group still needs to collect more than 304,000 valid signatures of Michigan voters within six months to send its issue to state lawmakers.

If state lawmakers vote to accept the proposal, it becomes part of Michigan law.

If the Legislature doesn't vote on the measure or rejects it, the initiative would appear on the November 2008 ballot.

Several Michigan cities have approved similar measures.

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