Voters to decide marijuana legalization on November ballot - WNEM TV 5

Voters to decide marijuana legalization on November ballot

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LANSING, MI (WNEM) -

Lawmakers in Lansing let the chance to vote on a measure legalizing recreational marijuana go up in smoke. Now those who say it's high time for a change will get their chance to vote when it hits the ballot statewide in November.

The proposed bill would allow people 21 or older to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana outside their home, and grow up to twelve plants at home.

A 10 percent tax would be assessed on all retail sales.

Local communities would still have the option to regulate marijuana business locally, or ban them altogether.

Michigan has allowed the use of medical marijuana for almost a decade.

If successful, the state would become the 10th to legalize pot for recreational purposes.

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