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Jan 9 - Michigan Marijuana Amendment Would End Debate Over Medicinal Use


 Jan 9 - Michigan Marijuana Amendment Would End Debate Over Medicinal Use
topic by djcapcom - 01-09-2012, 03:42 PM - Boxden > BX Daily Bugle - news and headlines


Michigan marijuana activists are gearing up for a campaign to amend the state's constitution to legalize the herb.

If passed, the proposed amendment would end the prohibition of marijuana in Michigan. It covers the cultivation, use, sale and distribution of the cannabis plant for adults over the age of 21.

Charmie Gholson, communications director for Committee for a Safer Michigan, the Detroit-based group sponsoring the effort, told HuffPost that media reports claiming a petition drive in favor of the amendment would start this week were a bit premature. Organizers are still waiting for the exact formatting of the proposal to be approved by the State of Michigan, but expect to make a formal announcement next week.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has spurred the legalization effort, perhaps unintentionally, outraging pro-pot activists with his adversarial stance towards the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. That law, passed by voters in 2008, allows patients who register with the state to use the plant for medicinal purposes. Nearly 129,600 patients now belong to the program.

In an recent interview with Michigan Radio, Schuette called the medical marijuana legislation "a patchwork law that is so full of holes it makes a mockery of Swiss cheese."

"We should not have nod and a wink justice," he said, adding his belief that activists had used vague language and medical allusions to sneak through a more far-ranging marijuana decriminalization.

Since taking office in 2011, Schuette has worked to shut down marijuana clinics, and to prosecute patients enrolled in the state marijuana registry.

Matt Abel, a Detroit attorney who is leading the amendment drive, recently told the Metro Times that the "blatant abuse and violation" of the medical marijuana law by police and prosecutors has left many with few options beyond amending the state constitution.

"If we don't try to do something now, it may be years before we have appropriate reform," Abel said.

Other Michigan activists have worked to decriminalize marijuana through local ordinances. In November, Kalamazoo voters approved putting possession of less than an ounce of marijuana at the lowest level priority for city police, the Metro Times reports.

A recall effort against Schuette is also underway. That measure would require 807,000 signatures by March to be placed on the November ballot.
Michigan Marijuana Amendment Would End Debate Over Medicinal Use


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 01-09-2012, 07:07 PMonline - #2
Kontrast0 37 heat pts37

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Such a !!in win. Michigan tourism would spike and we can finally get some money in the D
 01-09-2012, 07:39 PMonline - #3
Fras1788 144 heat pts144

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Originally Posted by Kontrast0
Such a !!in win. Michigan tourism would spike and we can finally get some money in the D
This /\

Honestly this is what they need there, and hopefully it will become their new "Auto" market.

Where their output of marijuana products create tons of jobs, and revenue. I never understood why this country (in a time of need like now) wouldn't simply legalize something that people are going to do anyway, and receive the tax revenue, and throw it towards Social Security, or something "good" to alleviate the amount of taxes paid by current working citizens, to get more money in their pockets.... It makes me sick, and I literally think thats the secret to turn us around. I know it sounds !!ed up, but its a real idea.
 01-09-2012, 08:41 PMonline - #4
Ham Rove 1801 heat pts1801

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good move.
 01-09-2012, 08:51 PMonline - #5
5 Sigma 16 heat pts16

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Hell yea I'm hoping it gets passed we need this!! No more Canada for me well just to hit they clubs!..
This a good move!
 01-09-2012, 08:53 PMaway - #6
Shaz2003 1 heat pts

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Hope it passes
 01-09-2012, 08:54 PMaway - #7
marcusaka50 29 heat pts29

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:cool-smiley-009:
 01-09-2012, 10:32 PMaway - #8
Dove Luv J.R. 

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need 2 get out of north carolina, tired ov hatin on niccaz frum otha states
 01-10-2012, 05:00 AMaway - #9
Freemind 41 heat pts41

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Maine was gonna have this last year... but they didn't even make it to the polls
 01-10-2012, 05:29 AMaway - #10
Trilluminati GA 327 heat pts327

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go big blue
 01-10-2012, 06:52 AMaway - #11
P DRILLA 65 heat pts65

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just paid a hundo for my medical renewal
 01-10-2012, 07:20 AMaway - #12
Tony Franks 2 heat pts

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Even if it passes, obama and his homies !! a$ses are still pursuing it as a federal crime. The feds would still swoop in to !! up people's lives.

Its gonna take another civil war to give the states back their power and stop letting the feds take more and more power every year. Making it so we can't survive without them.
 01-10-2012, 08:29 AMaway - #13
ItAlY2BkLyN 199 heat pts199

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Man when I went to the dispense a few months ago and was talking to the dude and he said they pay 20k a month in CITY sales tax. That's not even State sales tax. 240k / yr just to the city from one club. And we got more clubs here than liquor stores. Although they are trying to crack down on it.
 01-10-2012, 02:39 PMonline - #14
superdrunken 4 heat pts

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Originally Posted by Tony Franks
Even if it passes, obama and his homies !! a$ses are still pursuing it as a federal crime. The feds would still swoop in to !! up people's lives.

Its gonna take another civil war to give the states back their power and stop letting the feds take more and more power every year. Making it so we can't survive without them.
pretty much, !!in travesty
 01-10-2012, 02:40 PMonline - #15
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hope it passes but michigan needs to get some real weed cause last time i was out there !! was straight bammer
 01-10-2012, 03:08 PMaway - #16
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Yeah it needs to be decriminalized federally for it to really mean !!.
 01-10-2012, 03:10 PMaway - #17
ruff 6 heat pts

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Originally Posted by P DRILLA


just paid a hundo for my medical renewal


Rape.

I got a business card tacked up on my board for $40 renewal.
 01-10-2012, 03:10 PMaway - #18
TIP2009 

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is this like 38 years old? they have medicinal marijuana shops in michigan...hmmm it's already medicinalized...

making it legal wouldn't happen..not when ohio still treats 100 grams as a felony....and canada is 200 yards away...
 01-10-2012, 03:21 PMaway - #19
messy marv stan 1194 heat pts1194

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Originally Posted by Tony Franks
Even if it passes, obama and his homies !! a$ses are still pursuing it as a federal crime. The feds would still swoop in to !! up people's lives.


exactly...i remember when obama got elected he said something about leaving the medical weed states alone...what a hypocrite he is
 01-10-2012, 03:29 PMaway - #20
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Originally Posted by Insurgent313
Hell yea I'm hoping it gets passed we need this!! No more Canada for me well just to hit they clubs!..
This a good move!
you come down to windsor ?/
 
 


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