On the Ballot: Michigan Proposal 1 to Legalize Marijuana

On the Ballot: Michigan Proposal 1 to Legalize Marijuana

State of Michigan Proposal 18 – 1 A proposed initiated law to authorize and legalize possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products by individuals who are at  least 21  years of age and older, and commercial sales of marijuana through state -licensed retailers.

This proposal would: – Allow individuals 21 and older to purchase, possess and use marijuana and marijuana -infused edibles, and grow up to 12 marijuana plants  for personal consumption.

–  Impose a 10 -ounce limit for marijuana kept at residences and require amounts over 2.5 ounces be secured in locked containers.

–  Create a state licensing system for marijuana businesses and allow municipalities to ban or restrict them.

–  Permit retail sales of marijuana and edibles subject to a 10% tax, dedicated to implementation costs, clinical trials, schools, roads, and municipalities where marijuana businesses are located.

–  Change several current violations from crimes to civil infractions. Should this proposal be adopted?


Election Day is Nov. 6, 2018.  Find more information on ballot proposals and candidates at Oakland County Clerk’s website, and Oakland County Times Election Page.

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