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Also, It Will Only Increase Unemployment Because Most Employers Don’t Want To Hire People That Use Marijuana, Jones Said.

It shows 57 percent of the 600 people surveyed said they would definitely vote yes, probablyvote yes, or lean towardvoting yes on a ballot question about legalizing marijuana in Michigan with certain conditions, according to an EPIC-MRA news release. The results are up four points compared to a similar poll in March 2016, EPIC-MRA said. MI Legalize 2018,the grouppushing formarijuana legalization in Michigan, heralds the latest results. MI Legalize Chair Jeff Hank speaks during a rally at the State Capitol building in Lansing on Friday, May 20, 2016. The campaign gathered together for one last push for petition signatures to put the legalization of marijuana on the ballot in November. Emily Rose Bennett | MLive.com “We commend Michigan NORML (The Michigan chapter of theNational Organization for theReform of Marijuana Laws)for commissioning the poll question,” attorney Jeff Hank, leader of MI Legalize 2018 said. “The continuity of this poll lends credibility to the results and establishes this as a reliable gauge of public sentiment.” In 2016, MI Legalize turned in 354,000 signatures for the ballot issue– more than the total needed to qualify for the November ballot–but state rules making signatures older than 180 days void blocked it from being added to the ballot. MI Legalize disagrees with the interpretation of the law that kept the issue off the ballot, and sued the state before the 2016 election in an unsuccessful bid to bring the issue to voters. Michigan marijuana vote kept off ballot with federal court ruling Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said he supports medical marijuana after spending time studying the issue. But, as a former police officer, he doesn’t support legalizing recreational marijuana. He said legalizing pot, a “social drug,” could lead to more accidents on Michigan roads and other problems. “The marijuana that we have today is much stronger than the marijuana many people grew up with in the ’60s and the ’70s,” Jones said. “This more powerful. It’s dangerous, it causes more bad health effects.” Senator Rick Jones He said a lot of people have tried to convince him that taxing sales of legal marijuana would bring in a lot of money to the state, but he believes the negatives would outweigh the positives. “Also, it will only increase unemployment because most employers don’t want to hire people that use marijuana,” Jones said. Legalization of marijuana has “no hope” of making it through the Legislature, Jones said, meaning a ballot question would be the only path to becoming http://michiganmedicalmarijuana.biz/ law. “They keep running these polls hoping to persuade people to pay for a ballot initiative,” he said. “If they gather the signatures and put it on the ballot, so be it.” Rick Thompson, a member of the board of directors of both MINORML and MI Legalize, calls the 4 percent increase a spikeand said it “has to be credited in part to the work of MI Legalize and the extensive public relations associated with the campaign.” Here is the question respondents were asked in the recent 2017 survey, and the results: “On another topic, voters may circulate petitions to place a proposal on a future election ballot relating to the issue of marijuana. The proposal would make the possession and cultivation of limited amounts marijuana legal in the State of Michigan for adults age 21 or older.

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