The Committee for a Safer Michigan has launched an effort to amend the state’s constitution to remove the prohibition on the use, sale and cultivation of cannabis for those 21 years of age and older.

Advocates say the hostile stance Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has shown toward medical marijuana in the state has actually spurred this legalization effort.

Since taking office in 2011, Schuette has worked to shut down marijuana clinics, and to prosecute patients enrolled in the state marijuana registry.

A recall effort against Schuette is also underway. That measure would need 807,000 signatures by March to be placed on the November ballot.

Bill Schuette may think he is the end authority on medical marijuana is Michigan, but hopefully voters will have a chance to disabuse him of that notion.

The bottom line is that medical marijuana laws will be interpreted different ways in each state. All prohibition laws on cannabis must be repealed on all levels or someone will always use them as an excuse to restrict freedom.

Many people are coming to the realization that the only way to provide widespread, safe access to medical cannabis for all patients is to legalize it for all purposes.

As long as there are still laws against cannabis, there will be laws people can point to and say “see, you can’t do that.” There can be no “interpretation” when it comes to freedom.

One is either free, or they are not.

- Joe Klare

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About The Author

Joe Klare has been writing about marijuana issues for the past 5 years online, in print and on air.

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