Pubdate: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 Source: Tuscola County Advertiser (Caro, MI) Copyright: 2011 Michigan Media, a division of the Edwards Group Contact: http://www.tuscolatoday.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/4678 Author: Bob Wood, NORML Director, Tuscola Co. MMMA IS UNDER ATTACK 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. 7. Tuscola Co. NORML Director Bob Wood - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.