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Pot proponents hit Clare streets with ballot petitions

6-27-14 Safer Marijuana IMG_1046By Sherry Landon

The Safer Michigan Coalition has been out helping local communities to pass ballot initiatives that will decriminalize the use of marijuana. On Wednesday Rick Thompson, Editor of Compassion Chronicles and Jamie Lowell, co-founder of 3rd Coast Compassion in Ypsilanti were downtown in Clare on the corner of 4th and McEwan seeking signatures. There goal is to gain 111 qualified signatures by registered voters in the City of Clare by June 28th to pass a ballot initiative to decriminalize the use of 2.5 oz. of marijuana from adults 21 years of age and older in the City of Clare on private property for use, possession or transfer.

Richard Phillips of Harrison, head of Harrison’s Safer Committee was also in town seeking signatures at the post office. Phillips is a Cancer survivor who used marijuana for medical purposes. Rick Thompson said so far they have received positive responses for their cause.

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