In the last six years nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of recreational marijuana. On Tuesday, Proposal 18-1 will allow voters to decide if Michigan will become the tenth state.
When debating the legalization of pot, supporters and the opposition often point to the states where it’s now legal.
Supporters say, the sky has not fallen and the states have actually benefited. The opposition paints a much more grim picture of the effects.
In the past 20 years marijuana’s reputation has drastically changed. In the mid 90’s states began legalizing the use of medical marijuana. In 2012, Colorado and Washington became the first states to make recreational pot legal.
Victor Fitz is the Cass County Prosecutor – and one of proposal one’s most outspoken opponents. “Colorado is the failed experiment. In the history of bad ideas this ranks up as one of the worst,” said