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(MPRN-Lansing) It’s looking less likely that there will be a ballot question in November to overhaul Michigan’s medical marijuana system. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder has signed a controversial elections bill, but has called for a fix to clear up some confusion in the new law. 

Local governments want Governor Rick Snyder to veto a bill that bars public bodies from handing out information on ballot issues close to an election. Under state law, entities like local governments can’t use public money to tell residents how to vote on a proposal. But they can give out fact sheets about ballot issues and let voters decide. If the bill becomes law, local governments worry voters will be uniformed on election days.


(MPRN-Lansing) A Michigan group hoping to put marijuana legalization on the 2016 ballot appears to be thousands short as it approaches the end of its planned signature gathering period. 

"A Lansing-based group collecting signatures to get a marijuana-legalization question on statewide ballots next year says it's extending its petition campaign past a previous deadline of Dec. 21 that its leaders had set." (Detroit Free Press)