INITIATIVE AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION
A petition to add Section 24 to Article I of the Constitution of the State of Michigan.
Sec. 24. A person in the State of Michigan, who is 18 years of age or older, shall not be criminally punished or denied any right or privilege for any of the following actions: the use of marijuana in private; the possession or transportation of marijuana for personal use, the cultivation of marijuana for personal use, provided that reasonable steps are taken to prevent access to these crops by the general public. The governing body of any unit of local government shall have exclusive jurisdiction to prohibit the use of marijuana in public and to punish its use in public by fine only, which shall not exceed $100.00.
We, the undersigned qualified and registered electors, residents in the City Township (strike one) of _________ in the County of _________, State of Michigan, hereby respectively petition for said amendment to the Constitution.
Whoever knowingly signs this petition more than once, signs a name other than his own, signs when not a qualified and registered elector, or sets opposite his signature on a petition, a date other than the actual date such signature was affixed, is violating the provisions of this act.
NAME Street Address or Rural Route Post Office DATE OF SIGNING Month Day Year
CERTIFICATE OF CIRCULATOR
The undersigned circulator of the above petition asserts that he is qualified to circulate this petition, that each signature on the petition was signed in his presence, that to his best knowledge and belief each signature is the genuine signature of the person purporting to sign the same and that the person was at the time of signing a qualified registered elector of the city or township listed in the heading of the petition and that such elector was qualified to sign the petition. (Signature of Circulator) (Street Number or Rural Route) (City or Township) (Date)
WARNING - Any circulator knowingly making a false statement in the above certificate or any person not a circulator who signs as such or any person who signs a name other than his own as circulator is guilty of a misdemeanor.
1. Signers of the same petition MUST be registered voters of the same city or township.
2. Married women MUST use their given first names: MARY SMITH, not Mrs. John Smith.
3. Signatures must be made in the presence of the circulator.
4. Circulators MUST be a REGISTERED VOTER.
5. Circulators SHALL NOT sign nor date the certificate prior to obtaining the last signature on the petition.
6. PEOPLE SIGNING THE SAME PETITION MUST ALL BE REGISTERED IN THE SAME CITY OR TOWNSHIP
MAIL ALL COMPLETED PETITIONS TO: Michigan Marijuana Initiative P.O. 227 East Lansing, MI 48823 Tele: (517)353-0660