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Michigan Has the Signatures for Full Legalization Measure in November

April 25, 2018
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s elections bureau says enough signatures have been gathered for ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana for adult use and repeal a law requiring higher wages on state construction projects.

The Board of State Canvassers will meet Thursday to consider certifying the petitions after the bureau released staff reports Monday. If the bipartisan board agrees with the findings, the proposed legislation will go to the Republican-led Legislature.

If legislators do not act within 40 days, the proposals will get a statewide vote in November.

After the elections bureau pulled a larger sample of the anti-“prevailing” wage initiative petitions, it determined that roughly 277,000 of 362,000 signatures are valid. That is about 25,000 more than is needed. The bureau also estimates that marijuana legalization proponents turned in 277,000 valid signatures.

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