MILegalize Files Lawsuit To Challenge Marijuana Legalization Petition Denial

The ballot question committee MILegalize filed a lawsuit this week challenging a decision by the Board of State Canvassers (BOSC) to reject 354,000 signatures on the grounds that some of the signatures were “stale,” meaning older than 180 days. The cited defendants include Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, the Board of…

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Bureau Creates Opportunity For MILegalize By Suggesting Petition Denial

The Michigan Bureau of Elections today issued a Staff Report containing a recommendation for the Board of State Canvassers to not certify the petitions submitted by the MILegalize marijuana legalization campaign. That’s a good thing, said MILegalize Chair, attorney Jeffrey Hank. “The Bureau gave the expected response- but the speed…

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MILegalize Calls For Big Weekend Push To Gather Signatures Before June 1 Submission Date

The MILegalize petition drive is calling on volunteers to gather another 15,000 valid signatures during the Memorial Day weekend and return them in time for Wednesday’s June 1st official petition submission to the Secretary of State. “Our campaign has to submit all of our petitions by 2:00 PM on June 1,” said MILegalize…

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MILegalize Gives Final Push Over Memorial Weekend

The MILegalize organization has issued a few reminders and encouragements to volunteers recently, most of which involve gathering signatures and returning petitions. From MILegalize Chair, Jeff Hank: With only a week left it’s now or never to get MILegalize on the ballot. Here is a list of events all over…

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MILegalize Calls All Petitioners To The Capitol Steps On May 20 For Final Rally

The submission date for petitions to place ballot questions before voters during this year’s general election is June 1, and the MILegalize group is calling for a final major rally at the Capitol Building in Lansing on May 20. The gathering will serve to round up all signed petition sheets…

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MILegalize Hits 300,000 Signature Milestone, Announces Capitol Rally

The MILegalize organization has collected more than 300,000 signatures on petitions to legalize the adult use of marijuana in Michigan, said Chairman Jeffrey Hank, and petitioners are still on the streets collecting more until MILegalize turns in to the Bureau of Elections on June 1. The campaign needs about 253,000 valid…

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