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Sonya Yruel, Drug Policy Alliance
Sonya Yruel, Drug Policy Alliance
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Michigan Campaign to Legalize Marijuana Will Launch Thursday

If you have been champing at the bit to put your signature on an initiative to legalize marijuana in Michigan, you will get your chance later this week.

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Darrin Harris Frisby, Drug Policy Alliance
Darrin Harris Frisby, Drug Policy Alliance
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Michigan Stoners Refuse to Pay Pot Tickets

Some Michigan stoners have flat out refused to pay their fines for possession of marijuana. Reports indicate that since the city of Grand Rapids voted to decriminalize the herb back in 2012, replacing criminal penalties with a $25 fine, people caught in violation have racked up over $100,000 in unpaid debts to society.

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Amir Abass, WZZM-13
Amir Abass, WZZM-13
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Tornado Touches Down, Does Serious Damage in Portland, MI [PHOTOS]

Several buildings have been damaged and several people were trapped after a possible tornado touched down in Portland, Mich., according to Ionia County Sheriff -- see pictures of the damage here.

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Bill Pugliano, Getty Images
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Legislation Could Force Young Michigan Workers to Take a Lower Minimum Wage

Working class youth in Michigan may soon find themselves earning a lower minimum wage than their elder counterparts. This is because state lawmakers are currently working to push through a piece of legislation that would lower the minimum wage for workers under the age of twenty.

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Mandi Roza via Facebook
Mandi Roza via Facebook
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Hundreds Trolled By False Facebook Post About GM Job Fair in Flint [VIDEO]

According to reports, hundreds of hopeful locals showed up at a Flint church for a GM job fair that they saw posted on Facebook... except there was no job fair.

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Sonya Yruel, Drug Policy Alliance
Sonya Yruel, Drug Policy Alliance
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What Does Colorado’s Marijuana Firing Verdict Mean for Working Class Patients In Michigan

While Colorado’s highest court ruled this week that employees can be fired for using medical marijuana – even when the consumption is done exclusively after hours, patients in Michigan are curious what the verdict means for them and continuing gainful employment.

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Darrin Harris Frisby, Drug Policy Alliance
Darrin Harris Frisby, Drug Policy Alliance
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New Poll: Michigan Residents Support Legal Weed and Gay Rights

A new poll reveals that Michiganders have a great deal of common sense, supporting issues from gay rights to the legalization of marijuana.

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Theo Stroomer, Getty Images
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High Times Cannabis Cup Is Returning to Flint Area

The High Times Cannabis Cup, which is revered as the greatest marijuana expo in the world, is coming to Clio, Michigan again for the second year in a row. The event, sponsored by High Times Magazine, will take place later this summer at the Michigan Auto Speedway.

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First Confirmation of West Nile Virus in Michigan of 2015

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has confirmed Michigan's first West Nile virus activity of 2015.

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Darrin Harris Frisby, Drug Policy Alliance
Darrin Harris Frisby, Drug Policy Alliance
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Michigan Pot Activists Can Begin Collecting Signatures to Legalize Weed in 2016

And so it begins. Michigan is officially on the road to legalizing recreational marijuana in 2016. The Board of State Canvassers announced their approval of two initiatives, earlier this week. These groups can now begin collecting signatures to earn a spot on the ballot in the next presidential election.

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Kelly Glasscock, Getty Images
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New Report: Michigan is Where Babies Come to Die

Could Michigan be a hot spot for the abortion industry? A recent survey conducted by The Associated Press finds that while abortions are down in nearly every state across the nation, Michigan has experienced a boon in this controversial procedure – an 18.5 percent increase in less than five years.

In 2014, nearly 28,000 abortions were performed in Michigan – conside

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Michigan ACLU Launches App to Bust Police Officers

The Michigan chapter of the ACLU will unleash a Smartphone app that will allow people to record unsavory situations involving police and then upload them directly to the ACLU.

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