Private Pot Use Proposed for Michigan Vote

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Michigan residents could legally use marijuana on private property for under a measure proposed for the 2008 ballot.

The Board of State Canvassers today approved the form of a legislative petition proposed by an Eaton Rapids-based group backing the proposal.

The measure would make it legal for those 18 and older to use marijuana on private property. Those found using the drug in public would be guilty of a civil infraction punishable by a $50 fine.

The measure also would allow people to grow marijuana at their residences.

Supporters of the measure must gather about 304,000 valid petition signatures to get on the 2008 ballot.

Previous signature gathering attempts failed in 2000, 2002, and this year.

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