Board sets final language for proposal to legalize recreational pot

DELTA TOWNSHIP — The state Board of Canvassers on Thursday set the language for the marijuana legalization proposal that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot after some tweaks were made at the request of opponents of the measure.

The five-page proposal had to be boiled down to 100 words for the ballot and opponents wanted to make sure the language would note that, with legalization, several criminal violations would become civil infractions.

“It’s important to put in that this eliminates most criminal penalties for violators,” said Troy Cumings, of the Healthy and Productive Michigan group, which opposes the legalization.

Josh Hovey, spokesman for the Coalition to Regulate

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