Recreational Marijuana will NOT be on Michigan’s November Ballot
According to the Michigan Supreme Court, it's final: recreational marijuana won't be on our ballots in November.
The court refused to hear an emergency appeal from the attorney for MI Legalize, a grassroots organization that collected over 350,000 signatures. When they turned in the signatures in June, they were told that over half of them weren't valid, because they were "stale." In other words, they weren't collected within the 180 days required by law.
MI Legalize filed a lawsuit against the state, saying that the signatures ARE valid. The Court of Claims proceeded to rule that the state has no "obligation" to accept the signatures. The group then filed an appeal in the state appeals court, and then the state supreme court.
"The application for leave to appeal is considered, and it is DENIED, because we are not persuaded that the questions presented should be reviewed by this Court."
The state supreme court also says that there's not enough time to "challenge the validity of the signatures" before the November 8th election.
The group plans to appeal to the US Supreme Court.
Call me crazy, but doesn't it seem like our state government is going directly against the wishes of the people of Michigan? Unreal.