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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.

INITIATIVE PETITION

AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION

This proposal would add a new section 28 to Article 1 of the State Constitution to read as follows:
Section 28

(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

Dan Drevin
Dan Drevin
Patient advocate and I also run a financial services advisory firm in Metro Detroit.

2 Comments

  1. Anneliese says:

    Great job folks, but y’all missed one VERY important piece of this legislation ….Make criminal charges severe against the use of ANY substance that can make cannabis addictive and/or contaminated for the purpose of profit$$$$.

    This way we guard against what happened to tobacco as “cigarettes” which caused the death of millions of people. Lest we forget…

    Last but MOST important, how does this legislation effect the millions of people arrested & still in incarceration because of cannabis prohibition? “Retroactive” amendments don’t cut it. How does the State intend to make full reparations for the billion$$$$ in damages their crap legislation caused? How soon – if at all- can we expect our prisoners to be freed & exonerated of any wrongdoing?

    It’s a lot of “paperwork”, I admit, but it sure beats state-sanctioned terrorism against vulnerable communities for a plant that makes people happy.

    Keep fighting the good fight! It ain’t over till it’s over…

  2. Greg Howell Basquin says:

    ABROGATE MICHIGAN 2018

    http://www.michan.us

    http://www.abrogate.org

    Sign the petition there is an alternative ABROGATE

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