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11/06/2008 06:30 AM ID: 74580 Permalink   

Michigan Voters Approve Medical Marijuana


Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved Proposal #1 legalizing the use of marijuana by seriously ill patients. With 96% of precincts reporting, an astounding 2,983,388 people voted to approve the ballot measure. A total of 1,778,939 people voted no.

The measure will remove state penalties for registered patients to purchase, use and produce limited quantities of marijuana for personal use. The measure has no effect on Federal laws banning the possession and use of marijuana.

Opposition to the measure included several law-enforcement agencies, medical groups and other anti-drug organizations.

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  No way...  
is this true. Lol
  by: captainJane     11/06/2008 06:43 AM     
diabetes is included, my ass is moving to Michigan!
  by: LeroyJenkins     11/06/2008 06:50 AM     
  Ze fed  
When will the states fight the fed for their rights?
  by: Trevelyan   11/06/2008 07:37 AM     
  Should be an interesting presidency coming up  
Obama has openly admitted smoking marijuana, so there's a chance things could settle down with him around, but Biden, not so much. He's pretty anti-drug. We shall see.
  by: caution2     11/06/2008 07:43 AM     
you think obama will push to legalize?

i dont think he will have anything to do with that subject.

whats your thoughts?
  by: cray0la     11/06/2008 09:05 AM     
  What surprises me  
is the fact that still over one million people voted no!

How shortsighted and selfish can one be. These people obviously can't invision the pain some folks are in.
  by: Flutje   11/06/2008 12:59 PM     
I don't think that Obama will push to legalize, since there are so many more pressing issues on the agenda. The difference may be that federal agents back off slightly from arresting and raiding state-sanctioned growers, distributers, and users.

As in California, the state has condoned this type of marijuana use. They are required to have a prescription from a doctor, and can only get pot at certain places, where taxes are collected on it, and they can only have so much.

If it makes dying people feel better, then let them have it.
  by: nephew     11/06/2008 01:26 PM     
  Obama will not-  
Legalize/decriminalize marijuana, he said that in '04 and has been more adamant about it not even being a priority, so we're on our own on this one.
I'll go find some sources too.

I can't remember exactly what his quotes are on Medical marijuana, but if I remember right it wasn't a big priority of his either... but I'll check.
  by: skittlesloli   11/06/2008 03:11 PM     
Down with the federal govt!!!
  by: shaohu     11/06/2008 07:16 PM     
  If the economy is his number one issue  
Obama should definitely decriminalize it. That would save our country millions to billions with prison costs, police costs and taxation.
  by: Mr. Wright     11/06/2008 07:16 PM     
  Just one more indicator  
Michigan has been run by far left Democrats for decades, businesses are evacuating the state due to oppressive taxation, the state is bankrupt, and all they want is one more shot to show liberalism will work. It's working alright, it's working the people of Michigan straight to the welfare line.
  by: ACRScout   11/07/2008 04:47 PM     
I don't think marijuana will be outright legalized while Obama is in office, but I do believe that Barney Frank's medical marijuana bill could get passed if it's resurrected. I can totally see Obama giving states the right to decide how they want to legislate marijuana. That's about as far as I think it will go.
  by: caution2     11/08/2008 01:43 AM     
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