MILEGALIZE IS ON TRACK – BUT WE HAVE TO FINISH STRONG WITH VOLUNTEER SIGNATURES, AND DONATIONS!
The new $100,000 matching donation to MILegalize SHOWS THAT WE CAN WIN THIS, AND TRUMP THE FOOLISHNESS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND THE MRC AND THE MCC BEFORE IT EVER TAKES ROOT!
And, if we cannot match this most generous gift we are toast…and maybe we will deserve all the backward looking, expensive, and oppressive cannabis regulations that are coming in Michigan…but the average patient or consumer doesn’t deserve them.
Cities like Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti have had well regulated dispensaries for 5 years. These fine examples were ignored…to be replaced with unnecessary police and expense.
The gentleman who stands to give the MILegalize campaign more than $257,000 does not even smoke pot, or grow, or have a cannabis business. His gift is an act of moral leadership; he has seen the destruction that cannabis prohibition causes to our citizens, our society, and our values. He wants legalization – and safe access- as human rights issues, and he doesn’t want any disturbance in the lives of his friends who use cannabis. Even with no personal “dog in the race” he is disgusted by the investor driven quasi monopoly schemes, and the very poor medical marijuana dispensary legislation which has been twisted beyond recognition or rationality in the Michigan legislature. Like most of us he does not foresee the future of cannabis as being held hostage in a multitiered alcohol based model of regulation, he sees a future where cannabis would be treated as a normal herb or vegetable. I called him a “tomato person” and he knew what I meant…and advocated for a “free the weed” transition in the future.
AND NOW KEVIN PUT UP ANOTHER $100,000 FOR US TO MATCH AND PUSH MILEGALIZE FORWARD! HE LAID DOWN A CHALLENGE – HE WON’T JUST DO IT FOR US - BUT NOW WE CAN WIN IT IF WE WORK HARD AND GIVE BIG.
WE WANT TO BRING A GREAT GIFT OF NATURE TO OUR PEOPLE – OUR OPPONENTS WANT TO MAKE IT A MONEY MACHINE FOR THEMSELVES AND FOLKS THEY SELECT.
WE ABSOLUTELY CAN WIN THIS, WE CAN TRUMP ALL THE FOOLISHNESS AND DEFINE WHAT MARIJUANA REGULATIONS WILL BE IN MICHIGAN,BUT NOT IF WE CAN’T MEET THIS MATCH BY THE END OF OCTOBER.
If we match this $100k other donors come into view.
*The leaders of two major Michigan unions came to our organizational meeting, and now they should give us at least 100k. The unions desperately want to defeat the Republicans in November of 2016, and they know that that our initiative would be exactly the thing to drive turnout among democrats and young people (like the amazing voter turnout for legalization that we just saw in Toledo).
*Also, the MILegalize board has very strong connections with High Times magazine, and they are going to write about us & let us put stuff up on their site and ask for money. Anyone in the nation who wants to stop these investor driven, overregulated models before they become inevitable can donate to MILegalize. We may raise funds nationally to stop this foolishness in Michigan before it spreads; nearly nobody wants an investor driven model to come to their state. If we can kill it in Ohio and Michigan it will be dead.
NIP IT IN THE BUD…BEFORE IT CAN TAKE ROOT!
WHY *NOT* MAKE MILegalize INTO THE GRAVEYARD FOR INVESTOR DRIVEN “LEGALIZATION” AND ABSURD OVERREGULATION OF CANNABIS IN THE USA! The investor driven legalization of marijuana in Ohio, which the MRC is vaguely patterned after, will go down in flames in the November election – in one of two ways. Then MRC investors will be able to see that if they go forward they will lose their money… and they can then quit or go on to lose it.
MILegalize will accurately be able to paint our opponents as “the 1%”, trying to make themselves, duplicitously, even richer. Michigan voters already feel betrayed, they won’t vote for a system which is guaranteed to make a few investors rich.
And who believes in the problem solving ability of the Michigan legislature? They would make the rules under the MCC plan. Think about roads.
Localities should choose how they wish to regulate cannabis. Five years of experience shows that this works well and avoids unnecessary, pork barrel, police generated layers of bureaucracy, cost, and new police. MILegalize gives localities a piece of the tax revenue if they allow cannabis business.
MILEGALIZE NEEDS YOUR HELP *BIGTIME* TO *LEGALIZE IT* THE RIGHT WAY.
PLEASE COME TO ONE OF OUR FOUR UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS…. (All details out very soon)
PLEASE SEND DONATIONS, USE PAYPAL ON THE WEBSITE, OR SEND CHECKS TO OUR OFFICE AT
MILegalize, P.O. Box 1358, East Lansing, Mi, 48826
**PLEASE NOTE** Political contributions can’t be cash if over $20.01. You must include your NAME_____________________________________________________
If your donation(s) exceed $100 (cumulatively), you must also provide (this is election law)
Your employer (“self employed” or “retired” is OK if true) ___________________________________
Address of employers place of business ______________________________________________
SIGNATURE TURN IN’S ARE INCREASING NOW, BUT MUST INCREASE MORE IN OCTOBER! TAKE THE INITIATIVE! PLEASE BUY OR MAKE 8.5”X14” CLIPBOARDS. PLEASE GET A PILE OF PETITIONS AND RECRUIT PEOPLE WHO WILL CIRCULATE THEM AND GET THEM BACK TO YOU, THEN GET THEM INTO THE OFFICE.
PLEASE MAKE A COMMITMENT TO GET A CERTAIN NUMBER OF SIGS, AND ASK YOUR VOLUNTEERS TO DO THE SAME, AND STICK TO IT.
THIS HAS TO BE A REALLY BIG WEEKEND FOR SIGNATURES!!