Across the State of Michigan, Prosecutors, law enforcement officials, business persons, medical professionals, educators, faith-based individuals and other citizens are participating in regional press conferences to publicly tell the citizens of our great state that recreational marijuana is simply bad for Michigan.
We need only look to states such as Colorado to see that recreational marijuana just does not make sense for our state.
As outlined in our attached impact statement, its effect is negative and it is significant. It will compromise our children, safety on Michigan roadways, the quality and productivity of our workplaces and even our healthcare system. Please see the attached one page overview of what has happened in other states for reference.
Of the handful of states that have passed recreational marijuana, the standard allowance is 1 ounce. The illadvised Michigan ballot initiative allows for 10 times that amount. Michigan would become highest in the nation and an unfortunate enticement to many.
Recreational marijuana is not for Michigan. No state in the Midwest has passed recreational marijuana.
After Ohio voters learned what recreational marijuana was all about, they soundly defeated it.
In 2015, the citizens of Arizona also rejected recreational marijuana.
We are confident that the citizens of the State of Michigan will do the same.
Passage of this recreational marijuana proposal would negatively change our state forever.
Recreational Marijuana is bad for Michigan.
Vote no on Tuesday, November 6.
Matt Wiese, Marquette County
Marquette County Sheriff
Gogebic County Sheriff
Houghton County Sheriff
Luce County Sheriff
Iron County Sheriff
Chippewa County Sheriff
Ontonagon County Sheriff
Baraga County Sheriff
Delta County Sheriff
Mackinac County Sheriff
Menominee County Sheriff
Alger County Sheriff
Blake Rieboldt, Chief
Marquette City Police Department
Steve Snowaert, Chief
Ishpeming City Police Department
Jay Frusti, Chief
Negaunee City Police Department
Scott Jennings, Chief
Chocolay Township Police Department
Gordie Warchock, Chief
Forsyth Township Police Department
Luce County Prosecuting Attorney
Iron County Prosecuting Attorney
Alger County Prosecuting Attorney
Dickinson County Prosecuting Attorney
Gogebic County Prosecuting Attorney
Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney