Ann Arbor Libertarians Attempt To Get Medical Marijuana Initiative Placed On City Ballot

A group of Ann Arbor libertarians have turned in the necessary signatures for a city-wide ballot initiative to legalize the medical use of marijuana for patients with a doctor’s recommendation.
“Today, we struck a heavy blow for freedom,” said Charles Goodman, the leader of the initiative and libertarian mayoral candidate in Ann Arbor. “This is not the end. This is just the beginning.”
On Tuesday, the group turned in 5,970 signatures (1,600 more than necessary to appear on the ballot) to the city clerk’s office for validation.
If the initiative appears on the November ballot and is subsequently approved, Ann Arbor would be the only city in Michigan which would allow patients to legally use marijuana for medicinal purposes.
“It is not surprising to see this initiative transpire in Ann Arbor which has been traditionally a marijuana friendly community,” said Scott Colvin, NORML Publications Director. “If this initiative goes to the voters, there’s every reason to believe that it will be approved.”
For more information, please contact Scott Colvin, NORML Publications Director at (202) 483-5500 or contact Gregory Carl Schmid, Michigan NORML State Coordinator at (517) 799-4641.