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November 6, 2008

Michigan Voters OK Medical Marijuana

Michigan became the 13th state to approve the use, possession and growth of marijuana by patients suffering from HIV/AIDS, cancer and other conditions, the Detroit Free Press reports.

The Marijuana Policy Project, a Washington, DC–based advocacy group that supports marijuana law reform across the country, spent $1.7 million on making Michigan voters aware of Proposal 1 by collecting petition signatures and countering a campaign against medical marijuana.

Though law enforcement and medical organizations opposed the initiative—claiming that it would lead to increased crime and juvenile drug use—the state’s voters passed the initiative with 63 percent in favor of medical marijuana.

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Joseph Rattner, O`ahu, Hawai`i, 2008-11-17 22:03:18
Regardless if the County of Hawaii agreed by 99% to allow the cultivation of 30 plants and ounces on the ballot, no COUNTY(Island) Law will ever superced State Law. This actually hurts the 4,600 patients who are awaiting my CHAMPION BILL, HB 2675,SB 1479(NOW), and due to the recent Medical Cannabis Ring Bust of Patients Without Time, TWO days ago, I am meeting this week with Key Legislatures to confirm the text for our strive for excellence in 2009 and we will prevail. Joe Rattner, Oahu, Hawai

Troy, Hawaii, 2008-11-12 05:26:16
Big Island Hawaii voters also approved a ballot measure to make enforcement of marijuana use by adults (over 21)the lowest priority of law enforcement. Also prevents the County from accepting federal funds for marijuana policing and eradication. The law applies to adults with 24 or less plants and 24 or less ounces of marijuana for personal use.

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