Abdul El-Sayed on Drugs
End marijuana prohibition; tax it and regulate it
I support the 2018 ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Michigan and establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol. Additionally, I support efforts to ensure that Michigan's adult-use cannabis industry is
oriented to small businesses and accessible to people of color and other communities disproportionately affected by the misguided and failed War on Drugs. That is why as governor, I will:
Source: 2018 Michigan Governor campaign website AbdulForMichigan.com
, Mar 21, 2018
- Initiate a thorough review of the Licensing Board
to ensure that costs accurately reflect the money needed to operate.
- Appoint members to the Licensing Board who represent small businesses and communities of color.
- Launch a state-funded incubator for cannabis businesses
and entrepreneurs of color and those in rural communities.
- Work with the AG to protect cannabis businesses and users from undue intervention from local and state law enforcement.
Page last updated: Oct 04, 2018