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End prohibition, Michigan will once again lead the charge

Today our state once again will embark on leading the charge to end prohibition, this time our target is cannabis/hemp.

A local attorney from the Detroit area, Mathew Abel, is leading this ballet initiative to end the prohibition in Michigan of cannabis/hemp. in 2008 Michigan passed by 67% the Michigan Medical Marijuana Law. The law has been critiqued by many who claim it is too vague. Law enforcement, judges, doctors, caregivers and patients find it to be confusing. So to put an end to this once and for all, we will seek to end this oppressive law once and for all.

Starting today, we will have 180 days to gather 325k signatures in our state. In a few short days, Over 1000 have signed up to help and I am calling on Michigan resident to get on board. BUT, you can help as well, by contributing whatever you can to this movement. Keep in mind, as if goes good for us, it goes good for everyone through sheer momentum as this fight enters from state to state.

Here is the link.

www.repealtoday.org

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Washington state

may beat you guys to it. First for medical and has legalization bills too. Hope someone does it soon.It will only take one state to have the courage and then more will do it and the Feds won't be able to stop the dominoe effect that results.

It's only a matter of time,

It's only a matter of time, one state, pretty soon, WILL vote to end MJ/Hemp prohibition, then the rest of country will follow suit over time. The trends are just too strong towards legalization to resist. Hopefully, people can start planting hemp and build some new industry around it. I'm not sure on the particulars of hemp, but there's no reason that people can't be entrepaneurs with it. Beyond that, MJ cultivation would be a boon to many areas, hell, it practically keeps N. California afloat [see the green triangle].

Tree of life. Revelations 22.2

In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.

Questions

Though I've done them in many states I've never run an initiative in Michigan. Is the 325,000 your valid or gross number? I don't think you have any kind of distribution requirement there, or do you?

Why do people post stupid comments?

From the dictionary on my iMac
marijuana |ˌmarəˈ(h)wänə| (also marihuana)
noun
cannabis, esp. as smoked in cigarettes.
ORIGIN late 19th cent.: from Latin American Spanish.

You don't say!!

You don't say!!

http://youtu.be/tKeHGxJS0hg

"They gave him 10 for 2! we gotta set him free!"

http://youtu.be/sVVZFNMvZfA

I went to that link which you

I went to that link which you provided and I noticed something; you spelled Marijuana Marihuana. I think this whole thing is BS, to sucker money out of people; no lawyer in their right mind would have let that go out with a misspelling. I certainly hope others have noticed this.

dumb comment

So, The Philosopher just stopped by long enough to mistakenly accuse some activists of not knowing how to spell and to use it as "proof" of fraud.

You've already been corrected on the fact that marihuana is proper spelling now maybe you ought to learn not to accuse people you do not know about situations in which you do not participate.

Don't assume

Actually, marihuana is just as acceptable a word as marijuana.

It is not a misspelling...the j version of the word was a gift from our governmental officials who were trying to make the drug sound more Mexican.

While I like the repealing of

While I like the repealing of the prohibition, I hope you know that the Feds will just start enforcing the federal law in your state as they have in California. Good luck, I truly hope you guys succeed. Your governor may have to use the National Guard and State Police to either chase off the Feds or to start arresting them, if you guys succeed and the Feds start trying to enforce their laws upon you all.

Yes and No

I disagree. Here in Colorado it is in our constitution. It is the will of the people and we have yet to see blowback from the Feds. That doesn't mean that they are not here in CO watching us. They only come around if you step outside state law. It's regulated and taxed. I hate the regs it created a big lobby which forced small guys out of business do now we have these Walmart type cannabis centers. Price has dropped big time. So has the quality with most places. Get it in your constitution and protect the caregivers!

In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.

Not Ron Paul

and that is why the people of these states will deliver their delegates to Dr Paul. In fact this effort is part of their goal of deliver Michigan to Dr Paul.

Maybe...but

Michigan has always been a state to get away with stuff like this.

Many years ago (late 70's i think) the city of Ann Arbor made pot a traffic offense, punishable by a $10 fine. It was as normal for someone to openly be consuming pot as it was a cigarette, and police looked the other way unless you were being a complete asshole about it.

It's no longer as acceptable, except during the Hash Bash, but keep in mind that Michigan tends to get away this stuff.

yes

Yes, Michigan has a long, storied and generally very successful history on taking the lead on MJ. Best of luck!

haha

yeah crazy Michigan
http://youtu.be/rCi17SEPgpc

You've got my help

I'm an ex-Michigander, but I'll help in any way that I can.

With your permission, I'd like to re-post your writing on my site, ad I can probably drive some traffic there as well.

Also, I'll dig up some old friend from MI and get them to the site.

Keep everyone updated!!!

donate link not working

The donate link is not working for me. Help?

Volunteer link works though
https://help.repealtoday.org/help.cfm#

Thats Awesome!

I would love to see this beautiful plant freed for consumption by all who could benefit from the healing powers of cannabis. California has a new effort "Regulate Marijuana Like Wine," Colorado has a ballot initiative going, Washington state has a ballot effort.. 2012 will be an interesting year for cannabis freedom for sure!

We really just need to get government out of the business of regulating the natural order of things altogether... people should be free to associate with whoever they want, ingest whatever substances they want, spend their money in support of whatever causes they want, and no one should be able to force them to do otherwise. Common sense ain't so common though =/

While I agree with you

I have to admit that I am fascinated more by the hemp side of the issue. That is not to say that I am unsympathetic or not supportive of the pharmaceutical side of the issue, I just find the history and potential of the hemp plant to be very interesting.

Revelations 22.2

In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations

In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.

Big bump.

Let them grow hemp in Michigan and we'll hopefully see them rebound a bit.

Free the Weed

Favored by 64% of Michigan voters.
When can we have a Free the Weed money-bomb?

Bump! Great job! End the

Bump! Great job! End the oppressive drug wars! Let the nonviolent offenders go!

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - T. Jefferson rЭVO˩ution

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

Agreed

That would probably reduce the federal inmate population by about 50%. The remaining 50% could be consolidated into fewer prisons, leaving the newly vacated facilities to be transformed into health and wound care/rehabilitation facilities for injured soldiers and military veterans.

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thanks much

living in mich,this is the first i have heard anything about this
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

bump

bump

Legalize It

I hope you win your battle, the prohibition of cannibis is one of the most blatant displays of corruption in the US today. It was made illegal based on lies and corruption and they have sustained the prohibition with more lies and corruption. Alcohol Companies, Tobacco Companies, Private Prison Corporations, and Drug Cartels are just a few of the organizations spending BIG money to keep the prohibition going. I congratulate you for standing up to tyranny and doing your part to take back personal freedom. I am a Texas resident and fighting the same battle, but would be willing to help you anyway I can.

Give me Liberty or give me Death - Patrick Henry