Marijuana Activists Rally at Michigan Capitol

Marijuana activists working to place a legalization proposal on the 2016 ballot rallied Friday outside the state Capitol, urging elected officials to “free the weed” and celebrating a petition drive they launched at the same location last summer.

The MI Legalize committee has suffered a series of recent setbacks ahead of the June 1 deadline for petition submission, including legislative approval of a bill that could block its attempt to include older signatures that would typically not be counted by the state.

“We’ve scared the establishment,” executive director Jeff Hank told an eclectic crowd of more than 100 people. “…They are literally changing laws to try to prevent MI Legalize from proceeding. That should tell you we’re doing something right.”

– Read the entire article at Detroit News.