Gretchen Whitmer on Drugs
Supports marijuana legalization for adult recreational use
Q: Marijuana: Support or oppose MI legalization initiative, Proposal 1?
Bill Schuette (R): Concerned legalization will increase youth access, but will respect voters' will. Led campaign against medical marijuana in 2008 but now supports with proper
Gretchen Whitmer (D): Supports legalization for adult recreational use & expungement & exoneration of cannabis-related criminal histories. Endorsed 2008 marijuana initiative.
Source: CampusElect.org Issue Guide on 2018 Michigan Governor race
, Oct 9, 2018
Addicts need treatment, not punishment
Expand treatment and recovery services that help our family members and neighbors who are suffering from addiction. Invest in treatment courts to ensure access to the resources we need to treat addiction, including diversion and alternative sentencing.
Hold physicians and drug companies accountable because Michigan has more annual opioid prescriptions than people, and we cannot allow pharmaceutical companies to continue perpetuating the crisis with immunity.
Source: 2018 Michigan Gubernatorial website GretchenWhitmer.com
, Nov 1, 2017
Voted NO on medical marijuana
- Added to Schedule 2 list: Marihuana, including pharmaceutical-grade cannabis, if it is manufactured, obtained, and dispensed in compliance with this act and as authorized by federal authority.
- Marihuana can
only be obtained for the purpose of treating a debilitating medical condition
- Marihuana must be dispensed under a license issued under this article, with required restrictions.
OnTheIssues definitions:Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 22-16-0 on Nov. 13; Sen. Gretchen Whitmer noted NAY; passed House 87-22-1 on Dec. 12; Signed by Gov. Snyder on Dec. 31
Source: Michigan legislative voting records: SB 660
, Nov 13, 2013
- "Schedule 1" drugs
have a high potential for abuse, & no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.
- "Schedule 2" drugs have a high potential for abuse, but has accepted medical treatments, or currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions
- This bill legalizes marijuana only for medical purposes.
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