Tuesday, February 9, 2016
MI Legalize Update - by Chuck Ream
All the dispensary and cannabusiness owners say: “I will be the one still left standing”
How can we get them to realize that 95% of them will be gone unless we fight back and win, right now!!
MILegalize grew organically from the ranks of Michigan activists who have won our 25 local Michigan victories over the last 11 years.
At MILegalize we are working very hard to win legalization of marijuana the right way in Michigan in 2016. We need your help, signatures and money.
With MILegalize we will have local control of marijuana commerce in Michigan, for good reason. The Republican leadership of Michigan is utterly discredited. If we make the ballot we will win this, and have the best legalized cannabis program in the United States of America. We will have proper taxation and regulation - with full decriminalization!
I will tell you one thing for sure - when we fight back we are in a stronger position - and if we don’t unite and fight back coherently we will be rolled over. Our patients will be ignored and our marketplace turned over to the highest bidder.
You know this is true. Exactly one year ago we learned that we were faced with one organization that had millions of dollars and was going to completely wipe out the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MRC) and another organization which was going to turn the whole question of marijuana over to their cronies in the legislature (MCC).
With mostly just truth and righteousness on our side we formed MILegalize and set out to win, with no reasonable path ahead of us. Then we found a heroic donor who is providing hundreds of thousands of dollars, but we still can’t quite close it without you. Now our enemies have both died off; we are alive and growing stronger!
We need 253,000 good signatures, and we nearly have that many raw signatures, but that means plenty of signatures still need to be gathered. Plenty!
This is the choice of your life. Get signatures, get your friends to work, make sure signatures are valid, be sure to sign the bottom properly, and get them back to the address on the petition.
We can win cannabis liberation the right way only if you make an effort.
If the cannabis industry squanders this astounding opportunity at this moment they may deserve what happens. Our consumers and our patients however do not deserve a corrupt and expensive, still over criminalized system.
Please, help out now, let’s write the laws ourselves. If we let the big boys write the laws all the little guys and gals will be snuffed.
We can win legalization in 2016 in Michigan, the tide is changing so rapidly!
Please do two things:
1) Send money or come to one of our January 30 fundraisers!!! Please.
2) GET SIGNATURES ON THE ENCLOSED PETITION, and participate and help organize the great petitioner mobilization for March 8!!!
Every Michigan cannabis activist must hold a petition during the March 8 presidential primary election, or they aren’t really cannabis activist. We know the people going to vote are registered. Please, please get you and everybody you know to hold the petition on that day and get a lot of signatures. Sign up for the March 8th Great Petitioning Push!!!
We have two excellent companies employed – paid to generate tens of thousands more signatures, but without a great push by volunteers, especially on March 8, we still won’t make it. It takes every one of us.
See the MILegalize website.
Thank you so much. Let’s fight to win!