The state of Michigan is set on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana this November, but it appears cannabis advocates don't have much to worry about.
A new poll found that Michigan's recreational marijuana ballot initiative is set to win this November by nearly 20 points. The poll found 56.2 percent of voters support the initiative, with only 38 percent against and 5.8 percent undecided. Based on those numbers, it looks like the initiative is set to pass easily.
These numbers aren't too surprising. Ever since the initiative became a reality, most polls have shown 55 to 60 percent support for it. And Michigan is actually one of the highest states for cannabis sales already despite only having a medical market.
There also doesn't appear to be a super organized resistance to the initiative. Compare that to Utah, where the Mormon Church and several other organizations are actively fighting an initiative to legalize medical marijuana in that state. It seems anti-marijuana groups in Michigan are mostly resigned to legalization becoming reality in a few months.
The only question is whether Michigan legalizing recreational marijuana will spark similar efforts in the Midwest.
(h/t Click on Detroit)