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Proposed Language Released For Michigan Marijuana Legalization Effort

safer michigan marijuanaThe Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Initiative Committee (MCCLRIC) today released language that may be used in a petition drive to put the legalization of the adult use of marijuana in Michigan on the ballot in 2016.

“Although three groups have announced an intention to offer legalization programs, we are the only one to offer our language to the public and disclose our backers and full Board of Directors,” said Committee chairman Jeffrey Hank, an attorney from Lansing. “This Act protects the patients, and is pro-farmer, shopkeeper and scientist. That should make people recognize the superiority of our proposal over the others being discussed.”

The language is available online for evaluation and download at: www.milegalize.com and is included with this release as a .pdf file.

The language of the MiLegalize proposal is geared toward supporting small business. “Small businesses create the greatest number of jobs,” Hank observed.

MiLegalize offers multiple revenue streams for the state, including capturing monies from industrial hemp production- a facet of the comprehensive plan that is absent in the other proposals Hank mentioned.

Attorney Matthew Abel of Detroit called the MILegalize organization, “The smarter economic policy people.”

As part of the MCCLRIC effort to establish practical policies generated by the voters, the organization is sponsoring several town hall-style meetings. “We want to get public input so we can create the best law possible for the people of Michigan,” said Committee Board member Rick Thompson.

“Public input has already led us to include protections for pediatric medical patients, hemp farmers and others,” explained Board member Jim Powers. “This truly is a coalition of Michigan’s citizen groups.”

The first town hall will be held on April 19 at the Sweet Leaf, 400 S. Dort Highway, Flint, and will feature Board members Abel, Thompson and Cary Justice. The event begins at 2pm.

Media Contact/Requests to Participate:

MILegalize: Jeffrey Hank  PO Box 1358, East Lansing Michigan 48826 1-844-534-2516        info@milegalize.com   on Facebook:www.facebook.com/MCCLRIC

Town Hall: info@thesweetleafllc.com  400 S. Dort Highway, Flint   1-810-259-2571

View or download the proposed language by clicking on the link below:

Marihuana Legalization, Regulation and Economic Stimulus Act- Draft for Public Comment (1)

Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Initiative Committee

The Board Members are: (alphabetically)

Matthew Abel, attorney from Detroit and Executive Director of Michigan NORML

Jeffrey Hank, attorney from Lansing, leader of the Safer Lansing and Safer East Lansing initiatives

Cary Justice, leader of the Safer Saginaw and Safer Montrose petition drives

Jamie Lowell, Chairman of Michigan ASA and co-founder of Ypsilanti’s 3rd Coast

Jim Powers, co-founder of Michigan Parents for Compassion, father of a pediatric marijuana patient

Chuck Ream, co-founder of the Safer Michigan Coalition and longtime activist from Ann Arbor

David Rudoi, attorney from Royal Oak

Steven Sharpe, Michigan NORML Board member and industrial hemp advocate

Josey Scoggin, founder of Sons and Daughters United

Rick Thompson, journalist and Board member of both Michigan NORML and ASA- Michigan

Nick Zettell, Hash Bash Director of Operations and President of Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s Midwest Alumni Assoc.

Source: The Compassion Chronicles

  • familyguy

    Michigan has guts I wish other states follow their example. Legalization is a path to more freedom, better studies on medical used, Tax revenues, and a very reduced cost of the judiciary branch.

  • zm

    I am SO. FREAKING. EXCITED. It’s about time Michigan took initiative in the fight to end absurd, outdated, and failed policies. Proud to say I am from the Great Lakes State!

  • steve

    I have lived in Michigan all my life and am excited about this. Honestly I was shocked when Medical was voted legal. I hope this passes, it will be a good thing for us and another nail in the coffin of the Schedule 1 BS.