Vote No on Recreational Marijuana
In 12 days, Michigan citizens will go to the polls and decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana. This ballot initiative, funded by billionaires from outside of Michigan, is being aggressively pushed by the marijuana industry, which is fast becoming the equivalent of Big Tobacco 2.0.
We are part of a broad and growing coalition opposing the dangerous Proposal 1—including the overwhelming majority of Michigan sheriffs and the Michigan Sheriffs Association, Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Family Forum, and hundreds of others.
Why should voters care if recreational marijuana is legal? Our deep concern for the people of Michigan leads us to believe that recreational marijuana passage would be a detriment to our families, communities, and especially our children.Some Reasons to Vigorously Oppose this Ballot Question:
- Marijuana is a psychoactive substance that impairs a person’s perception of reality, creates passivity, diminishes one’s ability to observe, remember, and reason while creating a numbing effect on the mind and body. Studies show that marijuana usage, especially among young people, can cause brain damage, and the incidence of dependence in this age group is growing.
- The concentration of THC (the psychoactive chemical compound in marijuana) in today’s marijuana is much higher than experienced by previous generations making the drug significantly more potent.
- A small amount of marijuana induces intoxication. In fact, the purpose for the use of recreational marijuana is to “get high.” This is not a harmless adult pastime.
- Marijuana is a controlled substance that is banned by Federal law.
- If passed, Michigan would be among the most permissive states in the nation.
- This will send a terrible message to our young people.
- Drugged driving will increase endangering other drivers.
CTV is joining with Healthy & Productive Michigan to network, educate, and build a coalition of Michiganders who oppose this dangerous proposal. You can find a wealth of information and research at healthyandproductivemi.org,including talking points and HPM’s Faith Leaders initiative.
- Join our coalition using the signup form on our website (click the button above!).
- Send this information to your pastor, friends, church network, and community leaders.
- Encourage everyone to oppose this harmful initiative.
Remember to VOTE NO on Tuesday, November 6!