Michigan laws governing marijuana have changed quickly in the past few years. MSU Extension teamed with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to teach local officials throughout Michigan about medical marijuana licensing laws and conduct workshops and forums on Proposal 1, a statewide ballot initiative that legalized recreational marijuana. Participants came away with a better understanding of the laws, were more confident in their vote and professional roles, and appreciated the unbiased presentation of this important information.
- More than 800 participants attended 14 Regulating Medical Marijuana Facilities workshops held around the state, and 85% of participants reported knowledge of legal responsibilities and limitations.
- Hundreds attended a statewide ballot proposal forum simulcast at a dozen sites throughout Michigan and online.
- Nearly 20,000 people read educational articles and web pages regarding Proposal 1 and the forums.