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  2. Newshawk: Get Active http://www.mapinc.org/how2.htm Pubdate: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 Source: Morning Sun (Mt. Pleasant, MI) Copyright: 2014 Morning Sun Contact: news@michigannewspapers.com Website: http://www.themorningsun.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/3938 Author: Michael P. McConnell Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/find?275 (Cannabis - Michigan) OAK PARK, HAZEL PARK AMONG CITIES STATEWIDE TARGETED FOR POT DECRIMINALIZATION Marijuana proponents are gearing up to get pot decriminalization proposals on ballots in about a dozen cities statewide this year, including Hazel Park and Oak Park in Oakland County. The effort comes after the Safer Michigan Coalition successfully passed similar proposals last year in Ferndale, Jackson and Lansing. "Our goal is to create confusion and chaos between state and local laws so our legislators in Lansing with step up to the plate and do the will of the people," said Tim Beck, co-founder of Safer Michigan. "Ultimately there needs to be marijuana legalization like they have in Colorado, where it is legal and regulated." An EPIC-MRA poll last year showed 65 percent of state residents approve of marijuana decriminalization, according to Beck. Beck, a Detroit resident and retired executive, said his group plans to announce April 2 all the cities it will target. Others on the list include Utica, Port Huron, Mount Pleasant and East Lansing. Safer Michigan organizers are lining up volunteers in each targeted city to collect enough petition signatures to get the pot proposals on local ballots, Beck added. The efforts in Hazel Park and Oak Park will be to get the issues on the ballot for the August primary election. Beck said some state-office candidates are running in support of decriminalizing or legalizing pot, including Andrew Cissell, who got the issue on the ballot in Ferndale last year but was found guilty last month of listing a false address on his petitions, a misdemeanor. Cissell, 26, also faces trial next month in Oakland County Circuit Court on several felony counts of illegal delivery and manufacture of marijuana. He is running in the August Democratic primary as a state representative candidate for the 27th District, which includes Royal Oak Township, Huntington Woods, Berkley, Ferndale, Oak Park and Pleasant Ridge. Cissell could not be reached for comment Tuesday. The decriminalization effort is different from the state medical marijuana law passed in 2008, which allows registered patients and caregivers to possess larger amounts of pot for patients use. Marijuana decriminalization measures typically reduce possession of an ounce or less of pot by adults to a civil infraction or make it legal. However, state and federal laws still prohibit the non-medical use and possession of any amount of marijuana. And that's where the confusion and chaos Beck hopes to create for law enforcement comes into play. In Hazel Park, Police Chief Martin Barner said local pro-pot ballot initiatives cannot supersede state and federal law. But he agrees with Beck about the outcome of such initiatives. "I think this is all just a way to cloud the issue even more," Barner said. "My personal opinion is either make it all legal or all illegal." Barner said even medical marijuana has resulted in armed robberies of caregivers at their homes in Hazel Park because they are allowed to grow up to 12 plants each for as many as five patients. About 17 states in the U.S., including New York, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and California, have decriminalized small amounts of marijuana. Voters will have the ultimate say on how or whether marijuana laws change at the local, state and national levels, said Hazel Park City Manager Ed Klobucher. "Based on the results of the decriminalization ballot proposals in other cities it appears attitudes about marijuana legalization are changing," he said. "If they succeed in bringing a proposal to the ballot in Hazel Park it will be up to voters on what kind of message they want to send to Lansing."
  3. http://www.thecannabist.co/2014/03/17/colbert-pot-tax-money-market-spoken-market-tokin-colorado-marijuana-taxes/7037/ By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff Ah, Stephen Colbert. How happy are you with all the fodder coming out of Colorado these days? Talking on Colorado’s January marijuana taxes announced last week, Colbert didn’t miss a beat — or a joke: “Folks, the market has spoken, and the market is tokin’. As a staunch capitalist I must now honor my longstanding pledge to instantly ditch my morals for anything profitable.” (Here’s the video link, in case you’re having trouble viewing on mobile) Then Colbert shouted out to the Ents with this nugget as he wielded an apple: “From what I read on Reddit it’s easy to turn this badboy into a pipe.” Of course Colbert can’t let his conservative character enjoy all this marijuana talk too much. “Just because it comes from nature people think it’s harmless,” he said, “but if pot were so safe then why is everyone from the movie ‘Reefer Madness’ now dead?”
  4. http://www.9and10news.com/story/25009836/benzie-commissioners-to-hear-marijuana-civil-infraction-ordinance-proposal
  5. http://www.freep.com/article/20140317/NEWS/303170168/Pot-activists-prepare-new-campaigns-Michigan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OAK PARK, Mich. -- Supporters of last year's successful pro-marijuana Michigan ballot issues plan to launch campaigns in as many as a dozen other communities this year. Organizers plan to begin gathering signatures next month for proposals in places including Hazel Park, Oak Park, Utica, East Lansing, Mount Pleasant and Port Huron, the Detroit Free Press reported (http://on.freep.com/1fEIrKm ). The push also is to include backing some candidates for local and state office. "This is going to be big," said Tim Beck, 62, a pro-marijuana supporter from Detroit who co-founded the Safer Michigan Coalition. Beck, a retired health insurance executive, has worked for more than a decade on legalization campaigns throughout the state. Last year, voters in Ferndale, Jackson and Lansing approved proposals that call on local police not to arrest people for marijuana possession if they are found with an ounce or less of the drug, are at least 21 years old and are on private property. Marijuana users in those communities still face risks because state law bars marijuana use and possession unless it's medical marijuana. In the Detroit suburb of Ferndale, for example, police have vowed to continue making marijuana arrests in compliance with state law. "When you put the badge on your shirt, you say you're going to enforce all the laws — not just the ones you think you should," Ferndale police Chief Tim Collins said. Michigan voters approved marijuana use for some chronic medical conditions in 2008, but the new measures go beyond that. Law enforcement officials and youth drug prevention groups for years have fought efforts to ease marijuana restrictions. Even largely unknown candidates who strongly support marijuana legalization could get nominated in primaries where several candidates split the vote and a marijuana proposal draws an unexpectedly strong turnout, according to one political observer. "If they have devoted supporters whom they know they can turn out to support them, I think this type of candidate has a chance," said David Dulio, chairman of the political science department at Oakland University.
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  8. http://ferndale.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/possible-tsunami-of-marijuana-ballot-measures-causing-a-buzz?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001&evar4=picks-1-post&newsRef=true#new_comment
  9. Steven Thompson Tomorrow morning (March 18), I will be presenting a "Benzie County Cannabis Ordinance Draft" at the Board of Commissioners Meeting,Government Center on U.S.31,at 9am. I will ask the commissioners to look it over for the next 2 weeks, deciding if they would like to pass it or put it before the Benzie County voters in November, and give me their decision at their April 1st meeting. This draft is modeled after the Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids ordinances. My heartfelt gratitude & thanks goes to Safer Michigan Coalition for providing me with this draft, and thank you God for allowing me to present it. Let the Michigan cannabis tsunami begin!
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  13. Tim Skubick: Marijuana decriminalization or legalization could pop up on many local ballots in 2014 This is huge or as one of the “hard core” insiders puts it, “We are planning a tsunami move in November 2014.” A move on what you ask? Local initiatives in at least eight cities and possibly a dozen more aimed at legalizing or decriminalizing possession, use or transfer of small amounts of marijuana on private property by persons 21 or older. Sound familiar? It should because similar proposals have been on the local ballot in eight other cities and the pro-marijuana coalition is batting 1.000. Driving this effort is the attitude that the “Michigan legislature seems to be in a state of paralysis” and rather than sit around waiting for lawmakers to catch up with public opinion, the reasoning goes, “the best defense is a good offense.” Hence they are taking it to the people not the politicians. “Time waits for no one,” this insider asserts in a memo to fellow grass-backers. Behind the scenes the Safer Michigan Coalition is carefully hand-picking the local leaders who have “basic competence” along with the “legal and professional tools to run with.” This has been one of the keys to the group’s success. Rather than parachute in some “outsiders” to run the show, they have recruited locals with ties to the police community and local leaders to get this job done. At this juncture the background work to launch is “almost complete” as local charter amendments will need money, signatures, and - assuming enough names are gathered - a strategy to sell it to the voters. The votes would come right in the middle of the race for governor, U.S. Senate and the Michigan House and Senate. That means all those folks will be asked to take a stance on this expanded effort to move on the marijuana issue. Let’s just say some running for office may try to run away from this, but it will be tough to do. While this continues to unfold, efforts are still taking shape for a 2016 “statewide legalization initiative” impacting everyone if votes say yes. The coalition will run a poll later this year and if public support is there, “the likelihood of statewide funding gets closer then ever.” Out of state pro-cannibis forces have their eye on Michigan. Backers here hope to get their wallets next.
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