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Board to discuss recreational marijuana ballot proposal

Posted at 8:24 AM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 08:48:44-04

Michigan's Board of State Canvassers will discuss proposed ballot language for marijuana legalization on Thursday.

The board has to approve the ballot language before it goes on the ballot for voters to vote on in November.

The proposal on recreational marijuana will appear on the ballot as Proposal 1.

If approved, the proposal would allow people 21 and older to purchase, possess and use marijuana. They would also be allowed to grow up to 12 marijuana plants for personal use.

There would be a 10-ounce limit for marijuana kept at homes, and anything more than 2.5 ounces would have to be kept in a locked container.

Commercial sales of marijuana would be permitted through state-licensed retailers and subject to a 10% tax. The tax money would be for schools, roads and municipalities where marijuana businesses are located.