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Sun Oct 21, 2012, 11:10 AM

Push to decriminalize small amounts of weed in Detroit finds little opposition

from the Detroit Metro Times:

The non-campaign for Proposal M
Push to decriminalize small amounts of weed in Detroit finds little opposition

By Larry Gabriel
Published: October 17, 2012

Maybe anti-Proposal M forces were out this past weekend campaigning. Maybe they're crashing the phones on radio talk shows this week. Maybe, with less than three weeks before the election, they got loudspeakers and made their voices heard. Well, that's what Lawrence Kenyatta, co-chair of the advocacy committee at the Partnership for a Drug Free Detroit, hoped would happen.

"We are going to step our game up so that we will be prepared to educate Detroiters on the negative effects this will have on the city of Detroit," says Kenyatta. "It's an all-hands-on-deck call to action that will basically consist of soldiers who are in treatment facilities. We're mobilizing our troops."

The Partnership opposed the little-known Detroit medical marijuana law that passed in 2004. Whatever effort they put forth this year will be done by volunteers. Kenyatta says they are fighting on a "very low budget" basically contributions from "prevention providers" as they call themselves.

Proposal M, which would allow the possession and use of as much as 1 ounce of marijuana by adults 21-and-over on private property in Detroit, is on the Nov. 6 ballot. There is nothing in the proposal about where adults can procure marijuana, but there doesn't seem to be much lack of access to the currently illegal substance. ................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://metrotimes.com/mmj/the-non-campaign-for-proposal-m-1.1388941

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