Pubdate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012
Source: Bay City Times, The (MI)
Copyright: 2012 The Bay City Times
Author: Bob Wood


I would like to thank the folks at for the work they 
are doing on the 2012 voter initiative to repeal marijuana 
prohibition in Michigan.

School-aged children all across the U.S. say that it is easier to get 
marijuana than cigarettes or alcohol. Regulating the marijuana 
industry like alcohol will make it harder for minors to get marijuana.

Marijuana has been the nation's No. 1 cash crop for decades and it is 
untaxed and unregulated. The time has come to regulate and tax this cash cow.

I understand that thousands of volunteers are needed to collect the 
signatures. If everyone that has ever been arrested, had their civil 
rights abused by police officers enforcing marijuana law or has a 
family member languishing in jail or prison over marijuana 
volunteered to collect signatures, this endeavor will succeed. Go to and volunteer to collect signatures for this effort. 
If you do not volunteer, this effort may fail and it could be decades 
before we have another opportunity like this.

If the people that no longer want their tax dollars wasted on our 
failed marijuana prohibition policy helped out by signing the 
petition and voting to repeal marijuana prohibition it will free up 
millions of tax dollars for more important things like our 
underfunded schools for example. It will also allow police to focus 
their efforts on real crimes with actual victims.

Bob Wood, Sanford
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