Michigan: Signature gathering for marijuana initiative starts

Tue, Mar 2 2010 — Source: Kalamazoo News

A local marijuana reform group will begin collecting signatures this week seeking support to soften pot laws in the city of Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo Coalition for Pragmatic Cannabis Laws wants to amend the city charter to state that the possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana by those 21 and older should be “the lowest possible priority” for law enforcement. If approved by voters, Kalamazoo would become the first city in Michigan with such a law. The coalition must collect 2,765 signatures of registered voters in the city ”” 5 percent of registered voters ”” by Aug.