Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and Answers

Amendment F.A.Q.

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Why Repeal F.A.Q.

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Q: Repeal FAQ Question 2?
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Volunteer F.A.Q.

Q: How do I sign up to volunteer?
A: Please visit our website and click on the “Volunteer” tap. Please fill out the form with your contact information and click submit. You will be sent a confirmation email with links to download materials to assist you in your efforts. In order to collect signatures, you must be registered to vote in Michigan.
Q: I am not registered to vote yet. Can I still help?
A: We encourage you to get registered to voter as soon as possible. You can still help us in several ways. Please spread the word about the campaign; tell all your friends and family, Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and share with all your social networks. You may download and print our trifold flier, then distribute them around your local community. You can also help the campaign by sending a contribution payable to “Committee for a Safer Michigan.” Sign up your friends and family (even your grandmother). We need volunteers from all walks of life. There is a place for everyone in this movement.

Petitions F.A.Q.

Q: When must petitions be returned?
A: Petitions MUST be returned to the campaign by Friday, July, 6th, 2012
Q: Where should petitions be returned?
A: 1. Mail them to: Committee for a Safer Michigan’s 2930 East Jefferson Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48207 2. Drop them off at a local campaign office. We are currently looking for available office space around the state to host volunteers. Please let us know if you know of such space! 3. Give them to your local organizer. If you have been trained, then you have a contact person! Please help us to keep in regular communication!

Press F.A.Q.

Q: Where can I get a copy of the language of the bill?
A: In the Press Kit section.
Q: Will this bill make driving while medicated on marijuana legal? What about workplace issues?
A: This bill does NOT:
  • Allow people to drive under the influence
  • Change workplace issues regarding marijuana use
Q: Why do you keep using the phrase, "end prohibition?" Why not just say "legalize"?
A:

Our country prohibited alcohol during the early 1900’s, and history now refers to alcohol prohibition as “the failed experiment.” After Americans realized that alcohol prohibition did not decrease its use, availability or commerce, they ratified the 13th amendment, overturning alcohol prohibition. Their kids were dying from bathtub gin, police corruption was rampant and the stuff was everywhere, even though it was banned.

On April 10, 1933, Michigan became the first state to ratify the 21st Amendment, which repealed the prohibition of alcohol.

Today, the same reasons that made alcohol prohibition a failure in the early 1900’s make marijuana prohibition a failure. Let’s end prohibition again, and make Michigan safer.

Marijuana prohibition in Michigan has:

  • Made it easier for minors to obtain marijuana

  • Wasted limited law enforcement and municipal resources

  • Decreased the health and public safety of Michigan families

  • Eroded the public's relationship with law enforcement

  • Denied relief to the suffering of seriously ill, injured, and dying citizens

  • Created massive profits for drug cartels and terrorists

The repeal of marijuana prohibition in Michigan will:

  • Reduce access to marijuana by minors

  • Allow law enforcement to focus on violent crime

  • Reduce criminal gang activity

  • Create jobs by allowing for a new hemp industry in the State of Michigan

  • Reduce the fiscal and overpopulation burdens on the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

  • Restore right relations with law enforcement

Q: Isn’t this what the medical marijuana people had in mind all along? Legalization?
A:

The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008 was created and overwhelmingly passed by Michigan voters in an attempt to remove the chronically sick and dying people out of harms way of this very real war.

That effort has been circumvented by law enforcers and legislators. The entire package of bills before our state representatives right now are focused on removing protections in the Act.

Media reports “widespread abuse,” of the Act, when in fact, law enforcers are continuing their practice of harshly enforcing the controlled substance act on state registered patients and caregivers.

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