Legalization Of Marijuana Has No Hope Of Making It Through The Legislature, Jones Said, Meaning A Ballot Question Would Be The Only Path To Becoming Law.

But, as a former police officer, he doesn’t support legalizing recreational marijuana. He said legalizing pot, a “social drug,” could lead to more accidents on Michigan roads and other problems. “The marijuana that we have today is much stronger than the marijuana many people grew up with in the ’60s and the ’70s,” Jones said. “This more powerful. It’s dangerous, it causes more bad health effects.” Senator Rick Jones He said a lot of people have tried to convince him that taxing sales of legal marijuana would bring in a lot of money to the state, but he believes the negatives would outweigh the positives. “Also, it will only increase unemployment because most employers don’t want to hire people that use marijuana,” Jones said. Legalization of marijuana has “no hope” of making it through the Legislature, Jones said, meaning a ballot question would be the only path to becoming law. “They keep running these polls hoping to persuade people to pay for a ballot initiative,” he said. “If they gather the signatures and put it on the ballot, so be it.” Rick Thompson, a member of the board of directors of both MINORML and MI Legalize, calls the 4 percent increase a spike and said it “has to be credited in part to the work of MI Legalize and the extensive public relations associated with the campaign.” Here Medical marijuana is the question respondents were asked in the recent 2017 survey, and the results: “On another topic, voters may circulate petitions to place a proposal on a future election ballot relating to the issue of marijuana. The proposal would make the possession and cultivation of limited amounts marijuana legal in the State of Michigan for adults age 21 or older. Also, it would allow the sale of marijuana to adults age 21 or older only by stores that would be licensed by the state, and finally, it would tax the sale of marijuana by these state licensed stores.

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