Marijuana Legalization

I support the 2018 ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Michigan and establish a system in which it is taxed and regulated similarly to alcohol. I also believe that efforts need to be made to ensure that Michigan’s adult-use industry is oriented to small businesses and accessible to any entrepreneurs. Legalization would be a huge win for our state economy as well. Tax revenue of all marijuana sales have already been earmarked by the ballot initiative for schools, roads and public works projects. On top of additional tax revenue, the state would also save millions by commuting the sentences of individuals convicted of nonviolent, marijuana related crimes.