UP law enforcement officials release statement opposing recreational marijuana
MARQUETTE — Law enforcement officials across the Upper Peninsula have stated their opposition to the passage of the recreational marijuana use proposal that’s on the Michigan ballot in November.
On Wednesday morning, Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Wiese sent out information about the negative affects of recreational marijuana use and law enforcement agencies and officers against the passage of recreational use in the state. The list included sheriffs from 12 of the U.P.’s 15 counties, as well as several Marquette County police chiefs. Six county prosecuting attorneys were also included.
According to the release from Prosecutor Wiese, “Across the State of Michigan today Prosecutors, law enforcement officials, business persons, medical professionals, educators, faith-based individuals and other citizens are participating in regional press conferences to publicly tell the citizens of our great state that recreational marijuana is simply bad for Michigan.”
The release also stated that Michigan should not pass this proposal as “no state in the Midwest has passed [a] recreational marijuana” proposal.
Proposal 18-1 will be voted on across the state on Tuesday, November 6.
The names of those officials include: