Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved Proposal #1 legalizing the use of marijuana by seriously ill patients. With 96% of precincts reporting, an astounding 2,983,388 people voted to approve the ballot measure. A total of 1,778,939 people voted no.
The measure will remove state penalties for registered patients to purchase, use and produce limited quantities of marijuana for personal use. The measure has no effect on Federal laws banning the possession and use of marijuana.
Opposition to the measure included several law-enforcement agencies, medical groups and other anti-drug organizations.