Attorney General Opposes Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana

By: News 10
By: News 10

"We should not go down this road of legalizing drugs. It exposes young kids, children, to ever more potent drug use and I think that's not good for them in the future."

-- Bill Schuette
   Michigan Attorney General
 

Attorney General Bill Schuette told wilx.com Wednesday night he opposes a bill that would decriminalize marijuana in Michigan. Schuette, who's worked to tighten the state's medical marijuana law, said Michigan shouldn't go down the road towards legalization because it would expose kids to more-potent drug use.

The decriminalization bill was introduced Wednesday by Democratic representative Jeff Irwin of Washtenaw County and is supported by Republican Mike Shirkey of Jackson County. Both argue the state spends too many tax dollars putting marijuana users through the criminal justice system with little to show for it. Irwin also sees it as an issue of personal freedom.

Click the link below for more information on the decriminalization bill.


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