The Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, MINORML, has commissioned a poll on the subject of marijuana legalization in Michigan.
The poll will be conducted by respected pollster Bernie Porn of Epic-MRA and will be confined to Michigan residents.
MILegalize, the most successful grassroots organization attempting to put adult use of marijuana on the November ballot, is close to completing their petition drive. Several pieces of legislation have been introduced in Michigan's legislature to enact differing marijuana legalization or decriminalization proposals.
A poll on the acceptance of marijuana legalization could have a major impact on the progress of these efforts, said MINORML Board Member Brad Forrester. "Michigan NORML has a history of doing cannabis-related polls. We are at a critical time in marijuana law reform and polling is a very important way for the people to have their voices heard."
Two other petition drives seeking the legalization of marijuana are approved and have been collecting signatures in Michigan; one is defunct and the other was just launched in January.
"I am optimistic that the results will show that people support legalization," said MILegalize Director Jamie Lowell, "and our MILegalize proposal, too."
Matthew Abel, criminal defense attorney and leader of Cannabis Counsel, issued the following statement on March 20, 2016:
MINORML has commissioned a poll regarding voter support for MILegalize.
The poll will cost us $1,100 and the results will be available within a couple of weeks.
Instead of having to expend our limited resources, MINORML is asking our members and friends to help fund this poll.
Donations can be made by cash, check, money order sent to the MINORML Treasurer, Annette Crocker, at P.O. Box 2293, Kalamazoo, MI 49003.
Or you can donate online for this cause at www.minorml.org/join.html
Let's get this done!
MINORML is having their quarterly meeting and auction on April 1st at the Ypsilanti Eagles Club. For details, visit www.minorml.com
The Michigan NORML Board of Directors include three members of the MILegalize Board- Matthew Abel, Rick Thompson and Steven Sharpe. The remainder of the Board includes Adam L. Brook, Trena Moss, Brad Forrester, Annette Crocker, Dr. David Crocker and Josef White
Source: The Compassion Chronicles