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MI initiative To Legalize Marijuana For Personal Use And Cultivation

Wednesday, 22 December 1999

Voters in Michigan could be presented with the choice of legalizing the cultivation and possession of marijuana for personal use on the November 2000 ballot.
The proposed Personal Responsibility Amendment to the state constitution, sponsored by Saginaw attorney Gregory Carl Schmid, would allow for anyone 21 or older to grow three mature plants, seedlings and possess three ounces of dried marijuana for personal use.
Schmid said he already has 1,000 volunteers ready to collect the 302,711 signatures of registered Michigan voters by July 10th for the question to be put on the 2000 ballot. The campaign will kick off on January 14th.
"The last straw broke when the federal government refused to honor the lawful medical marijuana vote of the people of Washington D.C. in November, 1998," Schmid said. "This issue is no longer about drugs...It's about American values and the sanctity of the democratic process."
For more information, please contact Gregory Carl Schmid at (517) 799-4641. View the text of the Personal Responsibility Amendment at www.ballot2000.net .