Marijuana proponents have launched a 2018 ballot drive to make Michigan the ninth state to legalize the use and sale of recreational cannabis and the first in the Midwest to do so.
The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol submitted petition language Friday. It plans to soon begin collecting signatures once the Board of State Canvassers approves the petition’s form. The initiative is backed by state marijuana advocates and the Marijuana Policy Project.
Under the measure, there would be five categories of licensed marijuana businesses — retailers, cultivators, processors, testing facilities and transporters.
A special license would be available for small businesses to grow up