The group MI Legalize needs to get 253,000 signatures by December 21st in order for their proposal, that calls to legalize marijuana in Michigan, can appear on a 2016 state ballot. They will host a public meeting on the issue this Sunday.
The gathering will take place at 6:30 PM at Sidetrack's in Ypsilanti.
Jamie Lowell, who is a board member for the group and who co-founded the medical marijuana dispensary, 3rd Coast Compassion Center in Ypsilanti, says that their approach to legalizing marijuana would benefit many. They want to protect people who currently use medical marijuana as well as tax and allow industrial farmers to grow hemp.
They have more than half of the signatures needed.
— Jorge Avellan is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him email@example.com