Marijuana in Michigan

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In 2008, Michigan voters approved medical marijuana use. Ten years later, Michigan voters may be asked to legalize recreational marijuana use.

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As both the city of Lansing and the state of Michigan prepare to initiate new guidelines regarding medical marijuana, the WKAR News team is reporting on all angles.

We are also updating this section with stories on the push to legalize marijuana statewide in 2018.

Marijuana Or Marihuana?

Jun 12, 2017

There’s a slight difference in spelling that you’ll find if you see the word “marijuana” written out casually, and in Michigan politics as “marihuana.” But the variance of an “h” versus a “j” in the center of the word actually has a long history behind it.

Various signs of medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing.
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The Lansing City Council meets Monday, June 12 to discuss the latest draft of their medical marijuana ordinance.

This map shows 26 states and the District of Columbia which currently have laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form.

WKAR Special Report: Marijuana in Michigan
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Here is a map of 40 medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing, Michigan.