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Thanks, and don’t for get to vote on Tuesday Nobember 4th.
There seems to be a lot of interest in Michigans Proposal 1 that would legalize medical marijuana. I have been getting a few hits on what I wrote a couple of days ago on it.
There is pro and con about this proposal, as you could figure out. There are doctors who support it, and there are doctors who don’t. Of course the ones who don’t support it are labeled as being in the wallet of the big drug companies.
The proposal would require and ID, and annual registration. A patient would be able to grow up to 12 plants of their own. This proposal mirrors ones in 12 other states, so you would think that a good deal of the language has been lawyered to the point where no one could argue about any part of it. The biggest con is that Federal law still makes marijuana possession illegal. That is a big concern, considering the raids on medical marijuana stores in California.
I was reading a blogger from Michigan who took a look at the wording of the proposal and reviewed it here. He says that he will be voting for the proposal, but doesn’t get into saying why.
I would also vote for it for a couple of specific reasons. 1. Marijuana is a weed that has tremendous versatility above and beyond the bud. We are being incredibly short sighted to eliminate this plant from use. The fibers can be used for clothing, rope, and a million other things. The seeds can be pressed for oil, or ground and used for food they are high in nutrients. 2. We have to get beyond that people get high. People get drunk on a daily basis, to great detriment to not only their own health but the health of others. Alcoholism helps drive up all of our insurance rates. And don’t say to me that you would rather work with a drunk co-worker than one who is high. I will take the high one over the drunk one any day. Marijuana is not the evil that it has been made out to be.
So. That is my 2 cents.
What say you, populace?