Skip to comments.Michigan localities are saying ‘no’ to recreational marijuana
Posted on 11/16/2018 10:54:05 AM PST by equaviator
Some Michigan communities are already prohibiting adult-use marijuana businesses, a little more than a week after voters in the state approved legalization of recreational cannabis.
According to various newspaper reports, Niles City in southwestern Michigan and Pinckney village in the southeastern part of the state have decided to opt out, at least for now. St. Joseph in southwestern Michigan is expected to do the same.
Meanwhile, the Detroit Free Press reported Tuesday that officials at colleges across the state say marijuana wont be allowed on campuses. Thats because they dont want to jeopardize federal funding since marijuana is still illegal federally.
Michigans new recreational marijuana law takes effect next month. Municipalities could decide to opt-in later but, if the states MMJ industry is an indication, many jurisdictions will choose to prohibit rec MJ at least initially.
MLive.com, citing state figures, reported that 108 communities in Michigan have opted out of the states medical marijuana program.
Still, despite early holdouts, Marijuana Business Daily projects that Michigans rec MJ market will reach $1.4 billion-$1.7 billion in annual sales within several years.
Employers still drug test. And I’m thinkin’ Truckers test the most.
My home township banned marijuana months before the vote. We are going to have “dry” and “wet” counties.
The Rats put 3 ballot proposals on the Michigan ballot that Gaurenteed big Rat turnout including same day registration all 3 passed. The Mi GOP was too dumb to get them on the August Ballot so we lost the Governor and kept the Vile Stabenaugh as Senator and now Pot is legal.
I don’t care either way and have no position on this topic.
What you mention won’t last long. What I see happening is all the law suits are going to break these counties and municipalities and they will have no choice but to allow it or go broke in the end.
This example has already happened in all the other states that legalized it.
Enjoy all of those stoned drivers on the road, like in Colorado. But, if they kill a member of our family, you will be called a hater if you point it out.
The localities’ refusal to deal with pot could be backlash for when Michigan first allowed medical marijauna. I worked in ..uh..let’s just say I worked in an office that should know the pot laws right down to where the commas go. And our office should have gotten the real skinny on the pot laws from the Attorney General’s office.
Our Att. Gen. decided to not make things clear, to our offices and therefore to law enforcement. It was a circus! Cops were mad that people had pot, prosecutors were mad that the law wasn’t written clearly, and the people of the state soon figured out it was a crap shoot.
Michigan raised a fine crop of Pot Lawyers!
So, in this case, I’m sure that the localities are holding off until the State gets its act togeter and decides what the law will REALLY be. All the in-depth reporting about the law made sure to mention that the State figured it would take a YEAR to fine-tune the law and make it consistant.
Word to the wise: If you smoke pot, don’t do it in your car. Most cops don’t smoke anything, and they have noses like a bloodhound. Also, wash your jacket every now and then.
don’t smoke and drive, that will still be counted as driving under the influence.
If you think of smoking pot like drinking booze, think of all the things you can’t do while you’re drinking. Those are the things you can’t do when you’re smoking.
And for now, you’d best have a Med. Mar. Card on you....just in case. That will only help you when it comes to having pot in your possession, or in your car. Obviously, you can’t be all toasted up, driving, and then tell 5-0 that you’re good cos you have a card. Trust me, you won’t be.
I had interesting and tense conversations with four young men who just opened a store in our area and easy to see they’ve prepped the store for when weed is legal.... very well laid out and professionally done.
One is a former Combat Marine fully sold on Medicinal marijuana for troops with issues etc. ( I agree) But on recreational marijuana we obviously differed. There were four of them who knew how to ‘sell’ usuage....until I marijuana marijuana brought up children....
That is my fear, these are very small communities. Wondering just who voted “yes” on the proposal. Now thinking there were unreported voting shenanigans here.
That is EXACTLY what happened. Sleeping Republicans should have shoved this proposals to an off season election. We lost a big one: the voting laws. We will be the new Florida.
How would you feel if it were a drunken driver?
y son is a trucker. He was very clear when getting his job that he was drug and alcohol free.
One thing about weed... There are a LOT of “closet” users. Many many more than you might think. In fact there may be quite a few in your own circle but they haven’t come out yet. It actually might be accurate rather than shenanigans.
I watched this very same thing happen to a very small town in Ca. They declared it illegal in city limits, They even had the police waiting outside the dispensaries arresting people as fast as they could. They tried to deny business licenses, Etc.
In the end the city lost everyone of these cases and had to cough up for lost revenue, profits, and a whole slew of personal civil violations like false arrest, harassment, defamation of character, Etc. It literally completely broke the city.
Unfortunately there is no longer anywhere to hide from it. It has now snowballed and is going to be part of our society and culture whether we like it or not. All we can do now to protect our Children and Grandchildren is acknowledge the reality of this and educate them the best we can.
And here is the worst part... once they realize the increased tax revenue, all the hollering in the world won’t stop them from flipping to supporting it. That little town turned into a “grow” town in the end and there are warehouses growing it everywhere.
Says Says 18 USC 922(g)(3).
ATF Form 4473, question 11e:
Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?
Warning: The use or possession of marijuana remains unlawful under Federal law regardless of whether it has been legalized or decriminalized for medicinal or recreational purposes in the state where you reside.
Excerpt from above letter:
As you know, Federal law, 18 U.S.C 922(g)(3), prohibits any person who is an "unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802))" from shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing firearms or ammunition. Marijuana is listed in the Controlled Substances Act as a Schedule I controlled substance, and there are no exceptions in Federal law for marijuana purportedly used for medical purposes, even if such use is sanctioned by State law. Further, Federal law, 18 U.S.C. 922(d)(3), makes it unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such a person is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance. As provided by 27 C.F.R. 478.11, "an inference of current use may be drawn from evidence of a recent use or possession of a controlled substance or a pattern of use or possession that reasonably covers the present time."
I first heard about this 5 years ago in my Michigan CPL class. The first question the instructor asked was "does anybody here have a medical marijuana card?" One woman raised her hand, and the instructor took her aside and had a private conversation. She then gathered her things and left the class. The instructor then told the rest of us what had just happened. Since she was a prohibited person, she could not participate in the live fire portion of the class, nor handle any of the example weapons during the classroom portion.
Mine is a farming community, maybe they should have just zoned it out. They block everything else.
While I agree you, I am not willing to go to jail for my beliefs in this matter.
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