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Bunch of copycats! Anytime you can get people to volunteer to pay taxes (especially Americans) is a good thing methinks? Tobacco, Booze and Pot all appear to meet that criteria.


Anymouse

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/recreational-marijuana-...

Recreational marijuana could come to New York State in 2019

"The positive effects of a regulated marijuana market in New York State outweigh the potential negative impacts," the New York Department of Health states.

Dec. 11, 2018 / 9:37 PM AST By Dennis Romero

Cannabis legalization advocates expect New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to call on the legislature to legalize recreational marijuana during his first budget address in 2019.

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Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia have approved some form of legalization, and in November, Michigan became the 10th state to go recreational.
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Anytime you can get people to volunteer to pay taxes (especially Americans) is a good thing methinks?

and in November, Michigan became the 10th state to go recreational.


The GIC in Lansing are doing their best to overturn the will of the people, starting with knocking down the things about legalization that were benefits to the state.

Michigan Senate bill would ban growing pot at home, lower sales tax

The bill redirects tax revenue that was intended to go to schools and roads to local government, kicking 25 percent to municipalities, 30 percent to counties and 5 percent to county sheriff's offices.

Meekhof, who was term-limited this year and leaves office at the end of the month, is proposing to lower the tax rate on recreational pot from 10 percent to 3 percent. The current 3 percent tax on medical marijuana will be eliminated under the current law.


https://www.grandhaventribune.com/Government/2018/12/01/Mich...

The lame duck Gov is being very coy whether he will sign this, and several other measures working their way through the legislature.

Legalization went into effect Dec 6, but this bill would make it illegal to grow your own, several counties and cities have already banned pot, as the voter approved law allows, and the state expects to slow walk production and sale licenses until 2021.

Steve
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Oh goody, the "leaders and statesmen" in Lansing are at it again.

Congressional and legislative districts in the southeastern part of Michigan are blatantly gerrymandered. A proposal on the ballot last month, which voters approved, takes redistricting away from the pols in Lansing and gives the authority to an independent, bipartisan, board of citizens.

The signatures that got the proposal on the ballot must have mostly come from the densely populated areas in the southeast corner of the state, where the people impacted by the gerrymandering live.

Lansing is working on a fix for stuff getting on the ballot that the GIC don't like.

Lame-duck: Michigan House panel OKs bill to make it harder to organize ballot drives

...would impose a geographic threshold for groups proposing constitutional amendments, initiated bills and referendums. They would be limited to collecting no more than 10 percent of their signatures from a single congressional district.


https://www.clickondetroit.com/michigan-politics/lame-duck-m...

Sounds like another affront to the principle of "one man, one vote", but that is how the second most corrupt state in the union rolls.

Steve
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Here's another datapoint for those who think "legal" means legal.

Marijuana may be legal in Michigan, but it can still get you fired from you job

"This act does not prohibit an employer from disciplining an employee for violation of a workplace drug policy or for working while under the influence of marihuana. This act does not prevent an employer from refusing to hire, discharging, disciplining, or otherwise taking an adverse employment action against a person with respect to hire, tenure, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of that person's violation of a workplace drug policy "


https://www.clickondetroit.com/michigan-marijuana/marijuana-...

So, you can't use on the weekend, if you work for a retrograde sort that still wants it banned. You can't grow your own. You can't get a license to grow or sell. You can't use if you live in a city that bans it. Wow! What a difference legalization has made!

Steve
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