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Marijuana Legalization (Grand Rapids)

September 12, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: 616-698-2342 x801
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.org


Michael Tuffelmire from MILegalize joins us to discuss the 2018 Ballot Proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan, and the fight the MILegalize coalition has faced to pursue legalization.

Polls show that over 60 percent of Michigan residents now supports legalization, but MILegalize has fought a long and difficult battle since 2015 to get a recreational marijuana legalization proposal on the ballot. The 2018 proposal is a culmination of the lessons they learned over the past three years, and the text was a collaborative effort by MILegalize and the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (RMLA) which includes MINORML, the Marijuana Law Section of the State Bar Association, the ACLU, Drug Policy Alliance, Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) and other trade organizations.

Additional Information

Meetings are open to the Public and are held in the Auditorium on the lower level. Please use the door on the south side of the building on the lower level (by parking lot).

After the meeting, join us at Vitale’s Sports Bar, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

The Auditorium is wheelchair accessible via a lift immediately inside and to the left of the lower level door.

Center for Inquiry Michigan values full participation for all attendees at all of our events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting Jennifer Beahan at jbeahan@centerforinquiry.net or 616-706-2029 at least three days prior to the event.

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Cost: FREE / Suggested Donation $5. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Jennifer Beahan, michigan@centerforinquiry.net, 616-698-2342

About Michael Tuffelmire

Board Member, MILegalize

Michael Tuffelmire is a Board Member of MI Legalize, a Realtor at Urban Pharm, and an Adjunct Member at Grand Rapids Historical Commission, and a writer for the Rapidian since 2009. He was born and raised in Grand Rapids and graduated from Aquinas College with a Masters of Management and a Masters in Sustainable Business. He is a father, decorated veteran, and community advocate focusing on issues of community safety, smarter government, local history, and neighborhood revitalization.