On Tuesday, November 6th, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Ten years ago, we had become the 13th state to legalize Cannabis for medical use. I voted for the medical cannabis law years ago because, in my view, cannabis is not a dangerous product, and too many people were being imprisoned for its use. At that time, however, I did not subscribe to the argument that there were legitimate medical uses for cannabis. How things have changed.
I ask you to consider “is marijuana prohibition worth it?” Is it even working? Is it worth locking up parents and spending our tax dollars to house them when they could be at home working and caring for their children? I’m asking you to join me and vote yes to end marijuana prohibition in Michigan because regulation is better than incarceration and it’s the right thing to do.
The Mitten may soon have recreational cannabis in hand. The voters in Michigan will have a chance to join nine other states and the District of Columbia by legalizing the recreational or “adult-use” of cannabis in the State this November.
In late April the State Board of Canvassers ruled that the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol has collected enough signatures to qualify for the November 6 ballot.