Back in June, Michigan legislators were unable to pass recreational marijuana legalization, so the issue has officially been passed down to voters during the upcoming election. Likewise, earlier this year, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) produced a significant amount of signatures to allow this issue to be placed in the hands of the Michigan public. Since this time, state lawmakers had been hoping for a miracle, as the issue was not predicted to be passed by House members altogether. Now, as the election quickly approaches, the national cannabis community is keeping its collective gaze locked on the mitten-shaped Midwestern state. Will Michigan follow the same course as its progressive cousin Ohio, or will it continue to take a conservative approach like its friend Illinois? For now, we cannot say. So, let’s take a closer look at the current lineup of cannabis laws in the State of Michigan.
Derived from the Ojibwa word mishigamaa (large lake, large water), Michigan is the only state in the nation to comprise two peninsulas, each with a distinctive landscape and topography. Of all areas in the United States, the Wolverine State also boasts a particularly massive stretch of freshwater shorelines, from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. Daring adventurers will also find escape on Isle Royal, a pocket of wilderness located on Lake Superior that is home to a wild pack of wolves. Meanwhile, fans of rock and roll will recognize Cobo Arena and Tiger Stadium as a major stomping ground for iconic music groups, most notably the iconic heavy metal band KISS. Meanwhile, Detroit (one of the most infamous cities in modern history) also provides a unique glimpse into a manufacturing jungle (if you are brave enough to walk the streets).
While lawmakers are working hard to legalize the drug, Michigan fully allows the use of medical marijuana, which can be used by patients suffering from life-threatening and crippling health problems. Currently, patients must register with the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) to receive their medical cannabis. Ultimately, as the election draws near, residents are eagerly anticipating two bills: HB4877 (House) and SB 813 (Senate). Either document could determine the fate of recreational cannabis in the Wolverine State.
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