A November 6th ballot was approved for Michigan when the State Board of Canvassers ruled that a group working to legalize marijuana for recreational use, indeed, did have enough signatures.
“The people of Michigan deserve this. They earned it,” said Rick Thompson (pictured above), a board member of the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws or NORML. “We’ve faced many trials and tribulations. We’ve had so many stop and go signs from the federal government. That’s why states have to take the reins on the issue and really be the crucibles of democracy that they’ve always been intended to be.”
This is the second time that enough signatures have, in fact, been submitted, but since on the first time around the 180-day mandated time window had not been adhered to, the ruling was not passed. On this, the second effort, all boxes were checked for approval.