Gov. Rick Snyder Objects To Saginaw’s Marijuana Decriminalization Ballot Initiative

MICHIGAN:  In a little more than two months, voters in the city of Saginaw will get the chance to vote on a marijuana decriminalization measure.

The question was placed on the November general election ballot through a citizen-led petition process.

But high ranking officials in Michigan’s state government, including both Attorney General Bill Schuette and Governor Rick Snyder, are registering their disapproval.

“The language is inaccurate because it is does not inform the voters that the proposed amendment conflicts with state law or that state law will control regardless of whether the proposed amendment is adopted,” Snyder wrote in a letter received by City Clerk Janet Santos on Aug. 19.

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