Michigan marijuana legalization group proposing 10% tax with revenue for roads, schools and cities

LANSING, MI -- An activist-led group seeking to put a marijuana legalization proposal on Michigan's 2016 ballot wants to tax retail sales at 10 percent and allow residents to grow up to 12 plants at home.

The Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Committee -- one of three unaffiliated groups considering a possible petition drive -- on Friday released draft language of its ballot proposal.

The committee is seeking public input on the language before submitting it to the Bureau of Elections next week. If approved in form by the Board of State Canvassers, the group hopes to begin collecting signatures in June.

"We want people to feel involved in the process," said Jeff Hank, a Lansing attorney and spokesperson for MCCLRC. "The other groups are being kind of secretive, but we figured, why not make it public? If they want to steal our ideas, that's fine. We think they're good."...

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