OTSEGO COUNTY — Earlier this week, the Otsego County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to oppose the legalization of marijuana for general use.
Following a special presentation at the board’s bi-monthly meeting Tuesday, Scott Greenlee, president of Healthy and Productive Michigan, the board voted 10-1 in favor of supporting the resolution, with Commissioner Ken Glasser opposing.
“DETROIT – In 2008, Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, which legalized the medical use of marijuana in the state. Now, 10 years on, Michigan voters will decide whether to go a step further by legalizing the recreational use of marijuana statewide. So how does Michigan’s proposal compare to states that have already legalized recreational marijuana?”
“The general public hasn’t fully considered the negative impacts of voting ‘Yes’ on November’s ballot proposal.
“Scott Greenlee, president of anti-legalization political action committee Healthy and Productive Michigan, said passing the initiative would make Michigan ‘the marijuana capital of America.’ The proposed 10 percent excise tax on the drug would be the lowest rate in the nation and the ten ounce possession limit would be tied with Massachusetts for the highest.”
“The deadline for ballot campaigns submitting signatures to the Secretary of State came and went last week, but election officials and the courts are still working on determining which proposals pass legal muster to go before voters in November.
“In addition to the prevailing wage repeal proposal that collected the signatures and was enacted by the legislature, five ballot campaigns turned in signatures for petitions they’re pushing to get on the November 2018 ballot.”