Pubdate: Fri, 26 Aug 2011
Source: Tuscola County Advertiser (Caro, MI)
Copyright: 2011 Michigan Media, a division of the Edwards Group
Author: Bob Wood, NORML Director, Tuscola Co.


The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) is under attack by our
Attorney General Bill Schuette, who is leading the marijuana
prohibitionists that lost the medical marijuana debate prior to
enactment of our voter -- approved medical marijuana law. Schuette
says that it is unfair to bring up his former recreational marijuana
use and calls his former marijuana use a prior indiscretion, but he
continues to attack those who choose to self medicate with cannabis in
accordance with the MMMA.

The prohibitionists refuse to accept defeat; they are attempting to
overturn the law by engaging in a misinformation campaign. There are
several proposed bills before our state legislators designed to erode
the rights given to patients, caregiver, and doctors under the MMMA.

A recent poll conducted by Marketing Resource Group of Lansing, two
years after the MMMA's enactment, concluded that 61% of Michigan
citizens still support the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.

"Educate and inform the whole mass of the peopleaE&They are the only
sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." Thomas Jefferson

There will be a demonstration at noon Sept. 7 on the steps of the
State Capitol. Thousands of protesters are expected to be there to
voice their opposition to the prohibitionist's attempt to destroy the
voter-approved medical marijuana law. We will not let them overrule
the voter- approved law without a fight.

I hope to see you at the State Capitol come rain or shine on Sept.

Tuscola Co. NORML Director

Bob Wood
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