Thank You Once Again Michigan Voters!!
- Cannabis goes five for five in Michigan!
Colorado and Washington are getting lots of attention this morning for becoming the first states to end marijuana prohibition, and deservedly so, but Michigan deserves some attention too. There were five cities voting on initiatives that would roll back marijuana prohibition, and all five passed!
Detroit — Measure M, removing criminal penalties for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana under city law, received 60% of the vote.
Flint — An initiative similar to Detroit’s, decriminalizing possession of less than an ounce under city law, received nearly 60% as well.
Kalamazoo — An initiative allowing three medical marijuana dispensaries received more than 64% of the vote.
Grand Rapids — An initiative making possession of marijuana a civil, rather than criminal, offense and removing the possibility of jail time under city law passed with 59% of the vote.
Ypsilanti — A measure making enforcement of marijuana laws the city’s “lowest law enforcement priority” got a whopping 74% of the vote.
Congrats to Decriminalize Grand Rapids, the Coalition for a Safer Detroit, Eastern Michigan Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and all the other activists around Michigan who made this historic sweep happen! Help us carry the momentum forward by asking your legislators to decriminalize marijuana throughout the state.
Rev.Steven B.Thompson,Chapter Director
Benzie County NORML
6215 Smeltzer Rd.
(Former Executive Director of Michigan NORML
from May,2007 to November,2011)
"Kaneh bosm" in the
old Hebrew scrolls, quite literally the Biblical Tree of Life, used by
early Christians to treat everything from skin diseases to deep pain and
WE DO NOT MANUFACTURE A DRUG...WE GROW A PLANT!!
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