LANSING — The Michigan Board of State Canvassers approved a new proposed ballot effort that would amend the state’s constitution and fully legalize recreational use of marijuana without taxes. It would also have retroactive effect.
The proposal from Abrogate Prohibition Michigan nullifies all laws prohibiting or regulating the use of marijuana with no fines, taxes or penalties on its use.
“I call it the Second Amendment of cannabis,” Timothy Locke told the Free Press, comparing it to the U.S. constitutional provision granting the right to bear arms.
Here is the Abrogate Langauge the State Board of Canvassers just approved for Circulation.
AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION
This proposal would add a new section 28 to Article 1 of the State Constitution to read as follows:
(1) The agricultural, personal, recreational, medicinal, commercial, industrial and other uses of Cannabis in any form by any person shall be lawful activity.
(2) All prohibitions on the use of cannabis in any form by any persons are hereby null and void.
(3) Use of Cannabis shall include, but not be limited to:
The possession, consumption, growing, manufacture, delivery, treatment, purchase, sale, transfer, and or transport of any plant, seed, flower, leaf, mixture, derivative, extract, product and or preparation of any part of any cannabis plant for all personal, recreational, religious, medicinal, research, development, educational, commercial and industrial purposes within the state of Michigan.
(4) No excise tax, no fines, no fees, no regulation to diminish the use of Cannabis shall be levied or allowed.
(5) This amendment shall be retroactive.
(6) No agency of the state shall receive monies from the federal government or any other entity to be used in the promotion of continued prohibitions of Cannabis.
(7) Severability: If any section, subsection or part of this amendment is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional, the remaining sections, subsections, or parts of those sections shall not be affected, but will remain in full force and effect.
To learn more about the ballot proposal please visit abrogate.org