Tax rates, possession limits, hemp, expungement and criminality- what do YOU think about these important legalization components?
by Rick Thompson/January 17, 2017
LANSING– Are you worried that no marijuana legalization organization cares about what YOU, the actual marijuana consumer, thinks and wants from a Michigan legalization program?
NPRA, who include the word PATIENT in their name, hasn’t held a public meeting where they ask real patients what they want for more than a year. MPP came to Michigan and conducted a trio of meetings that were titled a Listening Tour but were more of a ‘Casual Whisper’ series; they made no press releases, used Facebook as an exclusive recruiting tool and as a result had a total attendance of less than 100 people total at all three stops.
MILegalize is an organization whose purpose has always been to represent the wishes of Michigan’s rank-and-file population. As such, they’ve begun a series of surveys to determine which issues are of prime importance to voters in Michigan.
Participate in the survey by clicking the link below.
MILegalize is a partner in the process by which a new coalition is creating a ballot proposal for cannabis legalization in Michigan. The goal is to place the issue before voters on the November 2018 ballot. This survey will assist MILegalize in deciding which issues to champion during these negotiations with MPP and NPRA, and the corporate partners MPP has chosen to join in.
The MILegalize survey has already accumulated more than 1,000 responses, which is ten times more input than MPP received during their three city visit.
MILegalize incorporates leaders from all of Michigan’s significant cannabis citizen groups, including Michigan NORML, who was excluded from negotiations by MPP. MINORML’s Executive Director, Matthew Abel, was elected by the Marijuana Law Section of the Michigan Bar Association to be one of their representatives in the petition drafting process.
Michigan NORML is conducting a Lobby Day (January 18) and a Leadership Conference (January 19) this week, and has always championed the cause of legalized adult use of cannabis in Michigan. Chapter meetings continue regularly, including a Macomb county chapter meeting on January 24.
MILegalize is in the midst of a fundraising campaign, with an event in Ann Arbor just concluded and a black-tie social event in Kalamazoo ready to kick off on January. Other events include fundraisers on January 28th in Detroit and February 11 in Lincoln, Michigan.