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My 16 Year Old Son Died from Marijuana – Don’t Legalize It in November!

Michigan Father Shares Heartwrenching Story of Losing His Son in 2017 Thank you to this courageous Michigan father, whose 16 year old son died from marijuana use, for sharing his story and concern over this ballot initiative.  My 16 Year Old Son Died from Marijuana My heart is broken. I taught my son that peer pressure is dangerous and that action is never justified because someone else said it was “okay.” Less than one year ago I received a parent’s worst nightmare at my front door: a Police Officer informing me Henry had been in a horrific car [...]

My 16 Year Old Son Died from Marijuana – Don’t Legalize It in November!2018-09-12T01:48:36+00:00

Official Ballot Language for Recreational Marijuana Ballot Proposal

Find below the official ballot language for the recreational marijuana ballot proposal on Michigan's November ballot. Thank you to the Secretary of State and Board of Canvassers for their hard work in narrowing down this language to 100 words, required by Michigan law. It was released on September 6, 2018. Proposal 18-1 A proposed initiated law to authorize and legalize possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products by individuals who are at least 21 years of age and older, and commercial sales of marijuana through state-licensed retailers This proposal would: Allow individuals 21 and older to purchase, possess and [...]

Official Ballot Language for Recreational Marijuana Ballot Proposal2018-09-22T03:49:38+00:00

Educator says No to Recreational Marijuana in Michigan

Michigan Children Do Not Want Recreational Marijuana Educator says no to legalizing recreational marijuana. Thank you to this Michigan leader, Teacher Mary Craite with 33 years of experience for her powerful piece on why recreational marijuana legalization is bad for our youth.  The kids in my classroom struggle with battles that adults 10 times their age have never even imagined. I cannot, in good conscience, stay silent on the idea of making recreational marijuana legal in Michigan. It has the potential of being an unnecessary poison to these children, their families, and communities. A poison that you and [...]

Educator says No to Recreational Marijuana in Michigan2018-09-09T03:42:51+00:00

Refuting 8 Arguments on Recreational Marijuana Proposal

Refuting 8 Arguments on Recreational Marijuana Proposal There are common arguments on recreational marijuana that surface as one considers the topic. Many of them are false and misleading. As the state of Michigan considers whether to legalize or not legalize recreational marijuana in November, our Grassroots Director, Matthew Yascolt has taken time to address some of them. How to Answer Arguments on Recreational Marijuana 1) “Marijuana prohibition takes a financial and societal toll on Michigan.” Currently, in the state of Michigan, there are six people in prison for marijuana possession. Marijuana legalization has cost Colorado police more money, as [...]

Refuting 8 Arguments on Recreational Marijuana Proposal2018-09-06T20:59:11+00:00

Ann Arbor Michigan: Marijuana Dispensaries Need More Regulations!

Marijuana regulations are being requested! Thank you to the Pediatrician Doctors in Ann Arbor, Michigan who are speaking up: more regulations are needed for marijuana dispensaries! And this is before any type of recreational marijuana is made legal. Read this story: ANN ARBOR, MI - Pediatricians concerned that marijuana can be harmful to adolescent health and development are trying to convince Ann Arbor to place stricter limits on dispensaries. Gregory Yanik, a pediatric oncologist at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, said there's a common voice among pediatricians in the community. Joined by several of his colleagues [...]

Ann Arbor Michigan: Marijuana Dispensaries Need More Regulations!2018-09-03T23:14:33+00:00

Voters to Decide to Legalize Adult Recreational Marijuana use in Michigan

More marijuana news for you! Read this informative article from The Sun Times on what legalizing recreational marijuana could mean for Michigan: "As far as what Michigan could learn from the experiences of California’s employers, Flores suggests (1) get educated on the law and keep informed (2) evaluate and re-evaluate the business’ policies and procedures dealing with impairment at the workplace and (3) communicate with employees and applicants of what the company policies are before and after the law legalizing adult/recreational use of marijuana becomes effective." Read more Paid for with regulated funds by Healthy and Productive Michigan P.O. [...]

Voters to Decide to Legalize Adult Recreational Marijuana use in Michigan2018-09-05T16:07:08+00:00

Addicted to Recreational Marijuana? Yes, It’s Possible.

Yes, you can get addicted to marijuana! Make sure you are aware of the potential dangers of this drug before you vote on whether to make recreational marijuana legal in November!  America's Invisible Pot Addicts: "Public-health experts worry about the increasingly potent options available, and the striking number of constant users. “Cannabis is potentially a real public-health problem,” said Mark A. R. Kleiman, a professor of public policy at New York University. “It wasn’t obvious to me 25 years ago, when 9 percent of self-reported cannabis users over the last month reported daily or near-daily use. I always was [...]

Addicted to Recreational Marijuana? Yes, It’s Possible.2018-09-05T16:16:07+00:00

Michigan Driver with THC in System – Kills a Man

A horrific story of a young Michigan Driver who was driving under the influence of marijuana with a tragic ending. We must not let this grow worse. Vote NO to legalizing recreational marijuana in Michigan! August 16, 2018: "GREENBUSH TWP. — A Mt. Pleasant woman was driving with marijuana in her system when she struck and killed a 72-year-old man, according to charges in Clinton County. "Tests showed that Sarah Snyder, 25, had THC, the main active ingredient in marijuana, in her system at the time of the May 3 crash. Aaron Coltrane, Snyder's attorney, was not immediately available [...]

Michigan Driver with THC in System – Kills a Man2018-09-01T03:46:13+00:00

Vaping in 9th Grade Linked to Increase Marijuana Use

The information below is significant. Please make sure you share it with your teachers, neighbors, and families. Students in 9th grade who participate in "vaping" are 4 times more likely to start using marijuana in 11th grade. Ninth graders who use e-cigarettes and hookah are up to four times more likely to use marijuana in 11th grade, CNN reports. The findings come from a study of more than 2,500 teens from 10 public schools in Los Angeles. The study is published in Pediatrics. Click here to read more Paid for with regulated funds by Healthy and Productive Michigan P.O. Box [...]

Vaping in 9th Grade Linked to Increase Marijuana Use2018-09-01T03:42:04+00:00

Father Warns Parents: Marijuana Dabbing

A Michigan father warns parents: marijuana is way too accessible for our youth. Please read these two articles regarding the heartbreaking story of a Ludington, Michigan Dad who lost his 16-year-old son due to marijuana dabbing. In October 2017, Henry was driving having used marijuana and passed out, hitting a semi-truck. Share this story and make sure other parents are informed: recreational marijuana has dangerous consequences. Michigan citizens must vote no in November to legalize recreational marijuana! Father Warns Parents Father of Teen Who Died Makes Emotional Speech We need your help spreading this message. Join us here.  [...]

Father Warns Parents: Marijuana Dabbing2018-09-05T16:24:14+00:00
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