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Republican, Snyder and Democrat, Bernero won the primary to run for governor.

 

Going to have to do some research on BOTH of these guys.

 

But we've got a race now, should be a good one.

 

 

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/08/goper-snyder-dem-bernero-win-mi-gov-primaries.php

 

Both have made similar statements:

 

"I support the medical marijuana law AS IT IS WRITTEN."

 

The next person to be concerned about is Bill Shootie. We can't let him become the next attorney general.

 

Bill Shootie is very strongly against medical marijuana use in Michigan. As attorney general we would expect worse performance than Cox.

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Agreed, he gotta go with Mikey n Mikey....

 

Both have made similar statements:

 

"I support the medical marijuana law AS IT IS WRITTEN."

 

The next person to be concerned about is Bill Shootie. We can't let him become the next attorney general.

 

Bill Shootie is very strongly against medical marijuana use in Michigan. As attorney general we would expect worse performance than Cox.

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Sheriff, prosecutor, Attorney General candidate: Legalizing marijuana is a bad idea

Posted on July 15th, 2010 by Schuette Campaign

 

Published: Thursday, July 15, 2010, 11:45 AM

 

By Larry Stelma, Byron Konschuh and Bill Schuette

 

It took a couple years, but the truth has finally emerged regarding the real purpose behind the medical marijuana campaign. Tim Beck, the Chair of the Detroit Coalition for Compassionate Care and one of the leaders in the fight to make medical marijuana legal in Michigan, has admitted on statewide television that his goal is to legalize marijuana use in Detroit and, eventually, all of Michigan.

 

Throughout the campaign in 2008, proponents of the medical marijuana ballot initiative argued this was a carefully crafted proposal aimed at helping those few who suffered from intractable pain. Instead, the proposal has been nothing short of a nightmare for state and local authorities to sort through. Employers in Michigan who want a drug-free workplace are being sued by those who are smoking dope, even though marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Law enforcement personnel, already stretched thin by budget cuts and rising levels of crime, are caught in the middle.

 

And, far from limiting the usage of marijuana to a small, select group of patients, the pot industry has become one of the fastest growing industries in Michigan. State government is receiving more than 1,000 medical marijuana patient applications each week. And less than two years after the ballot proposal was approved, there are more than 8,000 so-called caregivers in Michigan -- people who grow and harvest marijuana plants.

 

Pot shops are literally sprouting up everywhere. One in Lansing is less than 100 feet from a Catholic middle school, and oftentimes those who attend night classes at the pot shop park in the church and school's parking lot.

 

Now comes the push to completely legalize marijuana. But as we argued in 2008, legalizing drug use was a bad idea then, and it is even a worse idea now, with the economy continuing to tank. Twenty-four-and-a-half percent of federal and 29 percent of state prison inmates reported being under the influence of drugs when committing violent offenses.

 

Seventy-five percent of children in foster care are placed there because of a parent's substance abuse. More than 60 percent of domestic violence offenders have substance abuse problems, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

 

And make no mistake, the push is on not just to legalize marijuana, but a much broader range of currently illegal substances. Beck and other proponents of legalizing drugs argue that police dollars could be spent more productively elsewhere. And, Beck argues that state government could put a tax on marijuana to generate more revenue and help close the yawning budget deficit.

 

But the facts are clear: getting high on drugs is not a victimless crime. Families, spouses and children suffer. More drug usage results in more crime. And if state government cannot find a better way to balance the budget than legalizing drugs, then Michigan is in far worse shape than even we imagined. Legislators need to act now to stop marijuana legalization.

 

-- Larry Stelma is sheriff of Kent County. Byron Konschuh is Lapeer County prosecutor. Bill Schuette is a former state Court of Appeals Judge and candidate for Michigan attorney general.

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Sheriff, prosecutor, Attorney General candidate: Legalizing marijuana is a bad idea

Posted on July 15th, 2010 by Schuette Campaign

 

Published: Thursday, July 15, 2010, 11:45 AM

 

By Larry Stelma, Byron Konschuh and Bill Schuette

 

It took a couple years, but the truth has finally emerged regarding the real purpose behind the medical marijuana campaign. Tim Beck, the Chair of the Detroit Coalition for Compassionate Care and one of the leaders in the fight to make medical marijuana legal in Michigan, has admitted on statewide television that his goal is to legalize marijuana use in Detroit and, eventually, all of Michigan.

 

Throughout the campaign in 2008, proponents of the medical marijuana ballot initiative argued this was a carefully crafted proposal aimed at helping those few who suffered from intractable pain. Instead, the proposal has been nothing short of a nightmare for state and local authorities to sort through. Employers in Michigan who want a drug-free workplace are being sued by those who are smoking dope, even though marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Law enforcement personnel, already stretched thin by budget cuts and rising levels of crime, are caught in the middle.

 

And, far from limiting the usage of marijuana to a small, select group of patients, the pot industry has become one of the fastest growing industries in Michigan. State government is receiving more than 1,000 medical marijuana patient applications each week. And less than two years after the ballot proposal was approved, there are more than 8,000 so-called caregivers in Michigan -- people who grow and harvest marijuana plants.

 

Pot shops are literally sprouting up everywhere. One in Lansing is less than 100 feet from a Catholic middle school, and oftentimes those who attend night classes at the pot shop park in the church and school's parking lot.

 

Now comes the push to completely legalize marijuana. But as we argued in 2008, legalizing drug use was a bad idea then, and it is even a worse idea now, with the economy continuing to tank. Twenty-four-and-a-half percent of federal and 29 percent of state prison inmates reported being under the influence of drugs when committing violent offenses.

 

Seventy-five percent of children in foster care are placed there because of a parent's substance abuse. More than 60 percent of domestic violence offenders have substance abuse problems, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

 

And make no mistake, the push is on not just to legalize marijuana, but a much broader range of currently illegal substances. Beck and other proponents of legalizing drugs argue that police dollars could be spent more productively elsewhere. And, Beck argues that state government could put a tax on marijuana to generate more revenue and help close the yawning budget deficit.

 

But the facts are clear: getting high on drugs is not a victimless crime. Families, spouses and children suffer. More drug usage results in more crime. And if state government cannot find a better way to balance the budget than legalizing drugs, then Michigan is in far worse shape than even we imagined. Legislators need to act now to stop marijuana legalization.

 

-- Larry Stelma is sheriff of Kent County. Byron Konschuh is Lapeer County prosecutor. Bill Schuette is a former state Court of Appeals Judge and candidate for Michigan attorney general.

 

House,

 

The BS from these guys would be a little more credible IF they didn't make money off of busting people and keeping the prison personnel , the police and other 'law and order' people fat and well fed.

 

In the elections this November we should help some of these 'law and order' people start looking for another way to make their money.

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