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October 18, 2010

 

 

Update on the Mich. Attorney General’s race

 

Campaign pits David Leyton against Bill Scheutte, opponent of Michigan’s medical marijuana law

Dear Gerome Garcia:

We’re now just two weeks away from Election Day, Tuesday, November 2. Michigan voters, who overwhelmingly approved the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act just two years ago, face a stark choice in the race for Attorney General. On the ballot will be Bill Schuette ®, the public face behind the 2008 campaign in opposition to the law. He’ll be running against Genessee County Prosecuting Attorney David Leyton (D), whose statements with respect to medical marijuana have been much more moderate than the vitriolic opposition from Schuette.

As an appellate court judge and spokesman for the dubiously named group “Citizens Protecting Michigan’s Kids,” Schuette penned op-eds full of scare tactics and misinformation designed to prevent Michigan voters from approving the law (in fact, he’s still at it). He failed, miserably. On Election Day 2008, 63% of Michigan voters – and a majority in all 83 counties – approved the act. Still, the worry is that if he becomes Attorney General, Schuette will be able to undermine the law through legal opinions and enforcement tactics designed to subvert the intent of voters who approved it.

By contrast, his opponent, Leyton, has said he respects the will of Michigan voters who approved the law. “The people have spoken,” he said when asked about the law at a recent debate. He did indicate that he would work to clarify the law as Attorney General. “Patients have to understand what their rights are, caregivers have to understand what their rights are, and law enforcement has to understand what it can do.”

Previous polls showed Schuette with a substantial lead, but internal polling reveals that the race has tightened as Leyton gains name recognition. With so much at stake, it’s vital that medical marijuana advocates get out and vote on November 2nd! To check the status of your registration or find your polling place, visit michigan.gov/vote.

And as always, thanks for all you do.

Sincerely,

Dan Riffle signature (master)

Dan Riffle

Legislative Analyst

Marijuana Policy Project

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October 18, 2010

 

 

Update on the Mich. Attorney General’s race

 

Campaign pits David Leyton against Bill Scheutte, opponent of Michigan’s medical marijuana law

Dear Gerome Garcia:

We’re now just two weeks away from Election Day, Tuesday, November 2. Michigan voters, who overwhelmingly approved the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act just two years ago, face a stark choice in the race for Attorney General. On the ballot will be Bill Schuette ®, the public face behind the 2008 campaign in opposition to the law. He’ll be running against Genessee County Prosecuting Attorney David Leyton (D), whose statements with respect to medical marijuana have been much more moderate than the vitriolic opposition from Schuette.

As an appellate court judge and spokesman for the dubiously named group “Citizens Protecting Michigan’s Kids,” Schuette penned op-eds full of scare tactics and misinformation designed to prevent Michigan voters from approving the law (in fact, he’s still at it). He failed, miserably. On Election Day 2008, 63% of Michigan voters – and a majority in all 83 counties – approved the act. Still, the worry is that if he becomes Attorney General, Schuette will be able to undermine the law through legal opinions and enforcement tactics designed to subvert the intent of voters who approved it.

By contrast, his opponent, Leyton, has said he respects the will of Michigan voters who approved the law. “The people have spoken,” he said when asked about the law at a recent debate. He did indicate that he would work to clarify the law as Attorney General. “Patients have to understand what their rights are, caregivers have to understand what their rights are, and law enforcement has to understand what it can do.”

Previous polls showed Schuette with a substantial lead, but internal polling reveals that the race has tightened as Leyton gains name recognition. With so much at stake, it’s vital that medical marijuana advocates get out and vote on November 2nd! To check the status of your registration or find your polling place, visit michigan.gov/vote.

And as always, thanks for all you do.

Sincerely,

Dan Riffle signature (master)

Dan Riffle

Legislative Analyst

Marijuana Policy Project

 

The will of the people was clear when the ballot initiative passed by as

large of a margin as it did. I support the will of the people to allow

marijuana to be used for medicinal purposes only and the law should be

enforced as such.

 

Sincerely,

Virg

for Governor

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Every single person who voted for Proposal 1, along with every person who now enjoys their newly granted rights, rights granted by a solid majority of your Michigan neighbors, have a mandated responsibility to protect the sanctity of those votes. Protecting voter's rights is the issue that defines if the United States is truly government by the people, for the people. Without it we are lost and the "government" and corporations that appear to own it prevail, possibly to the demise of our founding principles. Sanctity of the individual right to vote is the issue, not cannabis rights.

 

This is the message even non cannabis consuming voters can understand!

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They politions are all crooks. Aint any them them that are worth their wieght in gun powder to blow them to hell. I do know that they are out for #1 and that my friends isnt our number. We are way down the food chain. Good luck in picking the best B S artist. I bet we will all be BLOWN AWAY right Jenny. Im for WAY LESS GOVENMENT they are a waste of tax payers money. Way less BIG BROTHER. Way less drug enforcment task forces hired thugs theives

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