Smart Approaches to Marijuana Action (SAM Action) and Michigan affiliateHealthy and Productive Michigan are proud to welcome Mr. Abu Edwards to the team as Michigan Field Director! Abu previously worked for Organizing for America (OFA), the community organizing project of the Democratic National Committee founded after the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the fight for public health. As one of five children raised by a single mother, Mr. Edwards is filled with a burning passion to help those who struggle in poverty by fighting for societal reforms that benefit disadvantaged communities.
Mr. Edwards joins Healthy and Productive Michigan‘s team of dynamic and talented individuals dedicated to leading the pushback against Big Marijuana’s attempt to expand into Michigan.
SAM Action Outreach Associate Will Jones Discusses Marijuana’s Harms on Communities of Color
At an event in Detroit’s Second Ebenezer Church, SAM Action Outreach Associate Will Jones joined others from Healthy and Productive Michigan to discuss the impact marijuana legalization would have on communities of color. ”People often say we should regulate marijuana like alcohol and that’s actually what frightens me,” said Jones. “For many that live in neighborhoods like where I live, it’s not going to be a good thing. It’s going to have a negative health effect.” To see a video highlighting more about how marijuana legalization would harm these communities, click here.
To read more and see Mr. Jones’ interview with local news, click here.
Poll Finds Michigan Voters Opposed to Recreational Marijuana
According to a poll conducted by Target Insyght, Michigan voters would oppose legalization of recreational use of marijuana if the vote were held today. ”These results are not surprising,” stated Scott Greenlee, President of Healthy and Productive Michigan.
“The more that people find out about drug cartels buying houses in Colorado and California, and the fact that Michigan would become the marijuana capital of America (Michigan pot taxes would be the lowest in the country and the proposal would allow people to have more pot on them and in their homes than anywhere in the country), along with the business, law enforcement, and medical challenges it would cause, the more they are quick to oppose a massive commercialized drug-addiction industry.”
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