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Why is Oakland County Hostile to medical marijuana? They signed a referendum to fight medical use of marijuana - before the MMMAct was passed by voters.

 

"* REPORT (Misc. #00229)

BY: General Government Committee, Shelley G. Taub, Chairperson

IN RE: BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS – OPPOSITION TO LEGALIZING MARIJUANA

To the Oakland County Board of Commissioners

Chairperson, Ladies and Gentlemen:

The General Government Committee, having reviewed the above-mentioned

resolution on October 11, 2000, recommends to the Oakland County Board of

Commissioners the resolution be adopted.

Chairperson, on behalf of the General Government Committee, I move the

acceptance of the foregoing report.

GENERAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTION #00229

BY: Charles E. Palmer, District #16

IN RE: BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS – OPPOSITION TO LEGALIZING MARIJUANA

To the Oakland County Board of Commissioners

Chairperson, Ladies and Gentlemen:

WHEREAS the Oakland County Board of Commissioners supports the goal of

a safe and drug-free community; and

WHEREAS the marijuana plant contains more than 400 chemicals, including

the mind-altering chemical THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol); and

WHEREAS the research shows that smoking marijuana has numerous negative

effects on the user, including cognitive impairments of learning, memory,

perception, problem-solving, coordination, motor skills and judgement; and

WHEREAS long-term marijuana use results in changes to the brain common

to heroin and cocaine abuse; and

WHEREAS the possession or use of marijuana is against Federal and State

law; and

WHEREAS marijuana is a controlled Schedule 1 substance and Federal law

prohibits physicians from prescribing the smoking or ingestion of the

marijuana plant for medical reasons; and

WHEREAS there are safe and effective medicines that can help control

and lessen symptoms of persistent nausea, vomiting, wasting syndrome, or loss

of appetite from acquired immune deficiency syndrome, chemotherapy, or

radiation treatment, as well as medications available for multiple sclerosis,

glaucoma, epilepsy and other medical conditions; and

WHEREAS marijuana legislation efforts in states across the nation have

shifted from authorizing marijuana use for supposed medical reasons to

attempts to legalize the cultivation, use and possession of marijuana for

adult personal recreational use; and

WHEREAS community youth emulate and model the behavior of adults; and

WHEREAS drug use statistics document that when teen perception of risk

decreases, teen use of marijuana increases.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Oakland County Board of

Commissioners declares its opposition to any attempt to legalize the

cultivation, use or possession of marijuana in the State of Michigan.

Commissioners Minutes Continued. October 19, 2000

585

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Oakland County Board of Commissioners

declares its opposition to any attempt to limit the use of forfeiture laws

which are an important tool designed to take the profit out of drug

trafficking.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Oakland County Board of Commissioners

opposes any actions that would increase the availability and accessibility of

marijuana to the youth of its communities.

Chairperson, I move adoption of the foregoing resolution.

Charles E. Palmer

District #16

(The vote for this motion appears on page 596.)"

 

http://www.oakgov.com/boc/assets/docs/minutes/min_00/101900.pdf

 

The city council has their own plans for the city, it does not include the voter's will.

 

-DN

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Commercial grows, state control of dispensary and caregiver activities. Their piece of the pie and deals for the corpofascist establishment, and don't forget the ability of law enforcement ,through confiscation, to justify and enrich themselves.

 

Right on Dizz

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Did you ever try to take a juicy bone from a vicious dog? That's what the Medical Marijuana law is doing to Oakland County. I wouldn't be surprised if they actually used projected drug money confiscations when they planned their budget. I know when they kicked in my door and found grocery money in my pocket he sounded like a kid on Christmas morning, "I've got cash!"

 

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Follow the money...

 

If a township, city, or county flagrantly violates the MMMA in ways that would only seem to put those municipalities at further legal/political risk, I think its fair to say that there is heavy influence ($) from Big Illicit Marijuana interests in those areas.

 

I.e. There MUST be major illegal marijuana players living and operating in Oakland county that do not want medical marijuana patients "stepping" ($) on their market share.

 

Perhaps a review of the Three Stooges political supporters ($) would provide some revelation.

 

Follow the money...

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