by Rick Thompson/8/20/2018
From MIRS News, we learn that the Michigan Chamber of Commerce is not engaging in any anti-marijuana legalization ad campaigns- at least, not right now.
Some quotes are included below. MIRS is a subscription news service, so there is no Internet link to the entire article.
With lots of statewide ballot proposals the business community may not like (think earned sick leave, minimum wage and legalized marijuana), speculation around Lansing was that the Michigan Chamber of Commerce could revive a strategy they succeeded with back in 2012 of urging voters to “just vote no” on all proposals.
Not so this go-round.
Michigan Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Rich STUDLEY said the Chamber is focusing on key races this fall not proposals.
“We have no plans to lead any statewide vote no campaign,” Studley told MIRS. “Not at this time.”…
While Studley didn’t rule out the Chamber engaging in some of the ballot proposals like marijuana legalization – which businesses generally oppose – he noted the group’s Board of Directors, which would make that call, won’t be meeting until October…
Cannabis legalization will appear on the November 6 ballot in Michigan. Groups like MILegalize and NORML of Michigan are part of the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, the umbrella organization which collected more than 270,000 valid signatures to place the issue before voters.