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Michigan Cannabis Coalition Publicly Withdraws Their Marijuana Legalization Language

michigan cannabis coalitionThe Michigan Cannabis Coalition (MCC) today took a major setback in their campaign to legalize recreational marijuana for adults in Michigan. In a surprise move before a large crowd filled with government employees, citizens and media, the Oakland County-based special interest group withdrew their petition from consideration by the Michigan Board of State Canvassers.

The MCC is just one of three groups trying to legalize adult use of marijuana in Michigan via the petition process. The Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Initiative, commonly known as MILegalize, is the frontrunner in that competition and had not yet issued a statement on their opponent’s self-proclaimed step backward.

The Board of State Canvassers must approve any language offered by prospective petitioners. The MILegalize group is nearly prepared to submit their language through the same process.

“A lot of people were there,” said Josey Scoggin, co-founder of the Michigan organization Sons and Daughters United, who attended the Board meeting. Many were “shocked when (the petition) was withdrawn,” she observed.

“I think some people were disappointed,” said Jamie Lowell, Chair of the Michigan chapter of Americans for Safe Access, who noted people leaving after the MCC’s representative made the announcement.

The representative advised the Board that the language would be re-submitted at a later date. The Associated Press calls the MCC “anonymous people” who “had been expected to have the form of its petition approved by the Board” before the abrupt about-face.

The Board did approve a petition drive regarding a prevailing wage in Michigan, and earlier this month approved a fracking ban proposal for signature collection.

The next meeting of the Board of State Canvassers has not been scheduled.

Source: The Compassion Chronicles

  • fred

    I would be leary of these bills if you are a current caregiver. It looks to me like marijuana will be taken out of the people’s hands and back into big business where it will be regulated severely and on top of that your 200 dollar an oz is going to be going up to 420 to 480 an oz. I will be voting no. If they want to leagalize and grandfather in caregivers and enable them to sell to dispensaries, I would vote yes, but I won’t vote to lose my patients and have them end up paying more than double what they need to.

    • Buzzby19491

      When cannabis is a legal commodity, it will respond to market forces like any other commodity. In states with full legalization, prices are already dropping. When supply to the legal market catches up with demand, Econ 101 tells me that prices will fall drastically as suppliers are forced to compete and the black market bump for risk goes away. It is absurd (and economically irrational) for people to continue to pay black market prices for an agricultural commodity.

  • been there

    As long as it is FEDERALLY ILLEGAL, it’s all “black market”.

    • TheSeeker

      Screw the feds. They are assholes for keeping marijuana illegal. Everyone who knows anything about marijuana knows the feds are full of shit. Keeping it illegal only helps their for profit prison scheme, the police, and the pharmaceutical corporations.

      • been there

        I hope you realize that I absolutely agree. That’s why I am constantly pushing for removal of cannabis from the CSA, NOT (as many on this forum whine for) “re-scheduling” to a lower level.
        There is no legitimate reason for this plant to be on the CSA at all!

        • TheSeeker

          I wasn’t being confrontational, I was just stating my opinion.

      • Ram Bro

        U just said at the top u would vote against legalization .. U are a hippocrite your an a-hole too then LOL

        • TheSeeker

          Yes I will vOTE against it if they try to change our medical law. Legalization at the cost of the medical law is nonsensical. Corporation has no place controlling the market as our current system works just fine and it helps alot of people.
          The medical users are LEGAL, I’m a legal cardholder in michigan so why would I vote against a law I believe in and voted for in 2008.

          • Ram Bro

            Vote against it you’ll be on the losing side of history. It will pass it’s what people want.. u are 1 person. I know the majority want it legal check the polls ;)

        • TheSeeker

          Yes I will vOTE against it if they try to change our medical law. Legalization at the cost of the medical law is nonsensical. Corporation has no place controlling the market as our current system works just fine and it helps alot of people.
          The medical users are LEGAL, I’m a legal cardholder in michigan so why would I vote against a law I believe in and voted for in 2008.

        • TheSeeker

          I’m glad you can read. Good for you.

          • Ram Bro

            LOL ok smartass :)

        • TheSeeker

          I’m glad you can read. Good for you.

        • TheSeeker

          Hypocrite. Not hippo-crite. Jeez.
          Hippocrates of Kos (/hɪˈpɒkrəˌtiːz/; Greek: Ἱπποκράτης; Hippokrátēs; c. 460 – c. 370 BC), was a Greek physician

          • Ram Bro

            Yeah I was in a hurry LOL Thanks for the info
            ;)

        • TheSeeker

          Hypocrite. Not hippo-crite. Jeez.
          Hippocrates of Kos (/hɪˈpɒkrəˌtiːz/; Greek: Ἱπποκράτης; Hippokrátēs; c. 460 – c. 370 BC), was a Greek physician

        • TheSeeker

          I will vote in favor of a proposal that makes sense, not just any because they promise legalization

          • Ram Bro

            I agree, like MCC wanted people to be able to grow 2 plants ,MIlegalize want 12 plants per person over 21. I think MIlegalize has the better approach. ;)

          • TheSeeker

            Yea. I can legally possess 12 plants now so I wouldn’t want to vote for a proposal that allows me only 2. What the hell is anyone going to do with 2 plants? That would be one mother plant and one clone. It would be nearly pointless in my opinion.

          • aceofspd

            Milegalize proposal defines a marijuana plant as being 12 inches tall or 12 inches in diameter. So clones and teens do not count as plants.

        • TheSeeker

          I will vote in favor of a proposal that makes sense, not just any because they promise legalization

      • Ram Bro

        U just said at the top u would vote against legalization .. U are a hippocrite your an a-hole too then LOL

    • Ram Bro

      As long as u vote for Democrats for presidents eventually they will make it federally legal after so many states legalize it. Then it will be hard to put the genie back in the bottle and then the feds will have to look at usa legalization/taxation/decriminalization their hands will be forced if more states get people to vote yes to legalization in each state. Rome wasn’t built overnight. I think in the next 5-9 years it will be legal like alcohol in most states and possibly federally.

    • Ram Bro

      As long as u vote for Democrats for presidents eventually they will make it federally legal after so many states legalize it. Then it will be hard to put the genie back in the bottle and then the feds will have to look at usa legalization/taxation/decriminalization their hands will be forced if more states get people to vote yes to legalization in each state. Rome wasn’t built overnight. I think in the next 5-9 years it will be legal like alcohol in most states and possibly federally.

      • TheSeeker

        Democrats and republicans all work for the same masters. Their public affiliations don’t mean anything because they hide their real intentions until they get in office. They are all corrupt and despicable shills.

        • Ram Bro

          Sure are but Republicans are real BAAAAAD On Cannabis Most democrats want it legal. When bush was in office california couldn’t catch a break funding from the feds raiding medical clubs weekly and busting up co-ops. Now they run freely under democratic gov. they look the other way.,And they let cannabis thrive from my observations. Republicans are a-holes democrats are the lesser evil. But the weed shoulda been legal by now wait 5-10 years it will be federally legal don’t worry.

          • TheSeeker

            I agree. Republicans are worse. It is only a matter of time before their Prohibition ends.

          • aceofspd

            How does insulting the party that is doing the most on the federal level, helping?

          • Ram Bro

            “Doing the most for cannabis legalization” republicans do not do! Republicans are the worst Chris Christie said he “would crack down on Colorado and other states that have legalized it if he was president !!” How u gonna take away something THE PEOPLE OF COLORADO VOTED YES FOR >? Politicians are supposed to serve the public not create more government overreach where the people say they don’t want it and are supposed to work in the peoples best interest, not against the peoples wishes of freedom of the pursuit of happiness they vote for. I’ll never vote republican unless they change their stance on legalizing cannabis! Screw republicans when it comes to cannabis!! Democrat or libertarians are for cannabis decriminalization.. republicans have ‘the old demonize the weed’ ronald reagan approach ;) it’s the future and cannabis will be legal federally in the next 5-9 years mark my words :)

      • TheSeeker

        Democrats and republicans all work for the same masters. Their public affiliations don’t mean anything because they hide their real intentions until they get in office. They are all corrupt and despicable shills.

    • TheSeeker

      Once again I say screw the feds. They are corrupt and everyone knows it.

  • TheSeeker

    They just need to leave our medical law alone.

    • TheSeeker

      I won’t vote for any legalization scheme that messes with our current law, which passed with 63%!.

      • Ram Bro

        Did u see how many medical cannabis clubs they raided in otsego a few days ago? We need complete legalization/Decriminalization .. u will still have your medicine it won’t be affected by the legalization. Will make oils and edibles and higher grade cannabis more accessable to more people and less people in jail for something that should already be legal .. Here checkout the MIlegal petition language they are going to submit says”under the legalization rule current medical cannabis patients will not be affected, they go on as they are now” check it out read the whole thing .. If u hate legal marijuana your really gonna hate the future vote yes and be with the future. http://milegalize.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Petition.pdf

        • TheSeeker

          I seen they even took some ladies dildo! It’s corruption at its best.

        • Steven Jacob Lull

          right so if people are currently going to jail over the medical marijuna act,,, and you dont change the act,,, then people will still go to jail over the medical marijuna act, as they have been since 2008 no change literally means no change. as in no more protections than are currently offered, there are three differant bills being put to us at least, that call for a legalization model.,… none of them get it right,, milegalize has the best of them, i just dont think its the best for our state, im holding out and working on what i think would be a better way.

      • Ram Bro

        Did u see how many medical cannabis clubs they raided in otsego a few days ago? We need complete legalization/Decriminalization .. u will still have your medicine it won’t be affected by the legalization. Will make oils and edibles and higher grade cannabis more accessable to more people and less people in jail for something that should already be legal .. Here checkout the MIlegal petition language they are going to submit says”under the legalization rule current medical cannabis patients will not be affected, they go on as they are now” check it out read the whole thing .. If u hate legal marijuana your really gonna hate the future vote yes and be with the future. http://milegalize.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Petition.pdf

      • Ram Bro

        It won’t affect current medical cannabis law u will actually benefit http://milegalize.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Petition.pdf

      • Ram Bro

        It won’t affect current medical cannabis law u will actually benefit http://milegalize.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Petition.pdf

      • Ram Bro

        Go read milegalize click on the petition it will let u grow 12 for medical and 12 for recreational it will not affect your current status.

        • TheSeeker

          Sweet. They will have my vote for sure.

      • Ram Bro

        Go read milegalize click on the petition it will let u grow 12 for medical and 12 for recreational it will not affect your current status.

  • Ram Bro

    The price will actually go down it will be large supplies (ever heard of supply and demand) it’s actually the opposite black market cannabis is more expensive and harder to obtain right now.. with cannabis legal u will be able to grow some for medical and some for recreation and trade share with friends, when it becomes legal so that’s 12 +12 plants instead of the current 12 michigan med patients get now they can double their supply.. so it’s actually better legal for med patients and the general public, and they should vote yes.. or they’d be hurting themselves by voting no, stop the misinformation @fred You shouldn’t be leary.. Are u a republican? Because if u hate legal cannabis your gonna hate the future buddy. Read the petition draft http://milegalize.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Petition.pdf medical will stay the same and oil and medibles will be more readily available than they are now. Also if people are growing their own 12 plants and sharing, how does that make the price go up?!? inform me :) .. if u look at some of the legal states, the prices actually are going down with time. The initial startup stuff will be high priced due to overhead fees for startup cannabis businesses, but it will go down overtime that more cannabis is produced and businesses get situated. Legalizing cannabis is a great source of income to fix michigan roads without raising sales tax or taking away peoples tax credits.. and to boost the economy with long term jobs and speed up prosecution of other crimes because cannabis charges clog up the justice system, and we pay taxes to house and feed cannabis non violent inmates and take them away from their famalies and ruin their criminal record when weed should not be a crime it’s less harmful than alcohol. Legalizing is a no brainer really as long as the petition language works for the people i’m all for it.

    • Steven Jacob Lull

      in washington state where legalization has occured, your recreational joint is $30 bucks,, cant see how thats cheaper anyway you cut it,,, here in michigan the legalize crews want t special sin taxz for cannabis,,, so, +10% sin taxt +6% state sales tax then the fed said if a state legalizes and taxes cannabis they get to further tax it so add another 10% to that,,, and BAMNa recreational joint costs $30 bucks :) ouch…

  • Ram Bro

    The price will actually go down it will be large supplies (ever heard of supply and demand) it’s actually the opposite black market cannabis is more expensive and harder to obtain right now.. with cannabis legal u will be able to grow some for medical and some for recreation and trade share with friends, when it becomes legal so that’s 12 +12 plants instead of the current 12 michigan med patients get now they can double their supply.. so it’s actually better legal for med patients and the general public, and they should vote yes.. or they’d be hurting themselves by voting no, stop the misinformation @fred You shouldn’t be leary.. Are u a republican? Because if u hate legal cannabis your gonna hate the future buddy. Read the petition draft http://milegalize.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Petition.pdf medical will stay the same and oil and medibles will be more readily available than they are now. Also if people are growing their own 12 plants and sharing, how does that make the price go up?!? inform me :) .. if u look at some of the legal states, the prices actually are going down with time. The initial startup stuff will be high priced due to overhead fees for startup cannabis businesses, but it will go down overtime that more cannabis is produced and businesses get situated. Legalizing cannabis is a great source of income to fix michigan roads without raising sales tax or taking away peoples tax credits.. and to boost the economy with long term jobs and speed up prosecution of other crimes because cannabis charges clog up the justice system, and we pay taxes to house and feed cannabis non violent inmates and take them away from their famalies and ruin their criminal record when weed should not be a crime it’s less harmful than alcohol. Legalizing is a no brainer really as long as the petition language works for the people i’m all for it.

  • Ram Bro

    Your wrong prices would go down and med patients would be able to have 24 plants instead of 12 so they would benefit check your facts. http://milegalize.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Petition.pdf

  • Ram Bro

    Your wrong prices would go down and med patients would be able to have 24 plants instead of 12 so they would benefit check your facts. http://milegalize.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Petition.pdf

  • Ram Bro

    Your wrong! Go ahead and vote no u will be on the losing side.

    • TheSeeker

      Ha!. The laws won’t pass if they interfere with our current medical law.

      • Ram Bro

        Yes it will but it won’t effect the medical side. People want FULL LEGALIZATION/DECRIMINILIZATION! medical cannabis was just a steppingstone to get us there. ;)

    • TheSeeker

      Ha!. The laws won’t pass if they interfere with our current medical law.

  • Ram Bro

    Your wrong! Go ahead and vote no u will be on the losing side.

  • Ram Bro

    F U C K this website alll they do is disapprove of good comments I wassted my time typing several posts and they never get approved I won’t be coming back here F U C K U Weedblog approval system AHAHAH U S U C K>.

    • been there

      The “owners” of this site lost a lot of credibility when they went to “Disqus” (which is nothing more than a “service” that promotes censorship. Welcome to the new NAZI regime!)

      • Ram Bro

        Right on ! Thanks for the info :)

    • Steven Jacob Lull

      this is slanted news source its run by the milegalize board. :)

  • Ram Bro

    F U C K this website alll they do is disapprove of good comments I wassted my time typing several posts and they never get approved I won’t be coming back here F U C K U Weedblog approval system AHAHAH U S U C K>.