The Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care is seeking to legalize marijuana use for medical purposes in the state.
The state Board of Canvassers has approved petitions collected by the group, and the proposal is pending in the Legislature.
If the Legislature doesn't pass the proposal into law within 40 days, it will be placed on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.
Leaders in the House and Senate have said legislative action on the initiative is unlikely. Gov. Jennifer Granholm said she opposes the proposal. It is thought as many as 40 to 50,000 residents of Michigan may be eligible for Medical Marijuana if this goes through
For full details of the initiative, eligibility, proposed penalties for abusers of any new law, etc, please go HERE