Recreational Marijuana

Michigan Sheriffs Stand Against Legalized Recreational Marijuana

Michigan’s Sheriffs Say No to Legalizing Recreational Marijuana   Lansing, MI: 73 of Michigan's County Sheriffs are making a public statement today in releasing their names to support Healthy and Productive Michigan's efforts to defeat Proposal 18.1 which aims to legalize recreational marijuana. They join the Michigan Sheriffs Association, Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals, and the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan in endorsing this campaign. Scott Greenlee, President of Healthy and Productive Michigan said, "Michigan Sheriffs recognize the danger that legalized recreational marijuana means for our children and communities. We are [...]

Michigan Sheriffs Stand Against Legalized Recreational Marijuana2018-10-19T12:32:54+00:00

Kalamazoo Man involved in Murder over Marijuana Theft?

Kalamazoo Man involved in Murder over Marijuana Theft? Early in October of this year, marijuana was a big topic in a Kalamazoo Courtroom: "KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, MI -- Prosecutors have issued a murder warrant against a 27-year-old Kalamazoo Township man accused of fatally beating another man he said was trying to steal his medical marijuana. "The victim, a 52-year-old man, died Tuesday, Oct. 2 after he was critically injured Sunday..." Read the story Take Action Talking Points

Kalamazoo Man involved in Murder over Marijuana Theft?2018-10-13T22:21:48+00:00

Michigan Marijuana Using Neighbor Causes a Stink

Michigan Marijuana Using Neighbor Causes a Stink This Michigan house owner is experiencing the aroma of a neighbor's marijuana operation. "Taylor said he felt penned into his own house because the smell of the marijuana plants would drift to his backyard.  "Not knowing what to do, he contacted WILX, a Lansing television station. WILX did a story on his situation.  "Deputies from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office stopped by ... Read the article Take Action Talking Points

Michigan Marijuana Using Neighbor Causes a Stink2018-10-13T22:14:40+00:00

Michigan Teen Takes Marijuana Laced Brownies to School

Michigan Cheerleader Takes Marijuana Brownies to School This Michigan teenager made national news: a 17-year-old took marijuana-laced brownies to school with the hopes of it winning her some votes for Homecoming. " "A 17-year-old cheerleader at a Michigan high school is accused of giving pot brownies to fellow students in hopes they'd vote for her as homecoming queen.   "The student, now the subject of a criminal investigation, allegedly brought a pan of 12 marijuana-laced brownies to Hartford High School on September 26, authorities say." Read more   Take Action Talking Points

Michigan Teen Takes Marijuana Laced Brownies to School2018-10-13T17:05:58+00:00

Teen Brains Hurt More by Marijuana Than Alcohol

Teen Brains Hurt More by Marijuana than Alcohol This story from NBC news highlights a recent study that marijuana is more damaging to a teen's brain than alcohol. "Teen brains are more vulnerable to the effects of marijuana than alcohol, a new study finds. "Adolescents who begin using marijuana regularly may suffer lasting repercussions in their thinking ability, according to scientists at the University of Montreal. "The study, published Wednesday in the American Journal of Psychiatry, followed over 3,800 adolescents from 31 Montreal-area schools over four years..." Read the article Take Action Talking Points [...]

Teen Brains Hurt More by Marijuana Than Alcohol2018-10-10T22:12:57+00:00

Michigan Sees Increase in Drugged Driving Including Marijuana

Law Enforcement and State of Michigan Say there is Increase in Drugged Driving This news story out of Kalamazoo highlights the State of Michigan is seeing an increase in drugged driving, including marijuana. "The Michigan Department of Transportation said the number of drugged-driving deaths, including those involving marijuana, are on the rise. "State lawmakers and police say they're concerned the upcoming vote to potentially legalize recreational marijuana could put even more drugged drivers on the road..." Keep people safe: vote NO to legalizing recreational marijuana in Michigan. Keep reading  Take Action Talking Points [...]

Michigan Sees Increase in Drugged Driving Including Marijuana2018-10-10T21:52:28+00:00

Detroit News Editorial Says VOTE NO on Proposal 18.1

The Detroit News Editorial recommends a No Vote on Proposal 18.1 The Detroit News Editorial recommends a No Vote on Proposal 18.1 Their statement highlights, "The primary problem with this proposal is that it won’t do what its name implies: regulate marijuana like alcohol. Prop 1 would leave too much of the marijuana production and distribution network underground, making enforcement of regulatory and tax policies difficult." Read their statement in full. Read our Press Release Endorsements Take Action Talking Points Learn More

Detroit News Editorial Says VOTE NO on Proposal 18.12018-10-10T21:25:21+00:00

Michigan County Commissioners Take a Stand on Recreational Marijuana

Michigan County Commissioners Oppose Proposition 18.1 The Branch County Commissioners back on September 26, 2018 took a stand on Proposal 18.1. We are grateful to these leaders, and many more like them, who are saying "Vote No! Proposal 18.1 is bad for Michigan." "COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - On a 3-2 vote, the Branch County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Wednesday which opposes the legalization of marijuana for general use." Read the Story  See other Endorsements Take Action Talking Points

Michigan County Commissioners Take a Stand on Recreational Marijuana2018-10-15T21:45:46+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

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
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