Michigan

Gretchen Whitmer (D)

Michigan

Took Office 2019
Term Expires 2022
NORML Grade: B+

2019 Enacted Legislation

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2019 Vetoed Legislation

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In 2019, the Whitmer administration oversaw the roll-out of state-licensed adult-use marijuana sales. As Governor, she has continued to publicly voice her support for legalization and for the need to enact legislation expunging the criminal records of low-level marijuana offenders. (Link)

"I am proud of the work we did to pass Prop 1 [Michigan’s adult-use marijuana initiative.] … Stay safe and have fun at Hash Bash 2019!" (Link)

"Governor Whitmer does not have the legal authority to unilaterally expunge marijuana convictions, but is open to discussing this issue with her legislative partners to ensure that residents do not bear a lifelong record for conduct that would now be legal at the state level." (Link)

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