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Reverend backs marijuana legalization up for vote in Benzie County

A petition to make marijuana legal in the city of Frankfort has collected enough signatures for the upcoming November election.





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petition to make marijuana legal in the city of Frankfort has collected enough signatures for the upcoming November election.






Kim Kidder, F

rankfort City Clerk

,

confirmed that the signatures are valid and the issue is now up to voters.






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f passed, it would allow

adults 21-years or
older to possess 1-ounce or less of cannabis on private property within city limits.





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he backer of the petition is Reverend

Steven B. Thompson

. He thinks that the illegality of marijuana now takes away from people's civil rights.





Rev. Thompson sees no harm in using something natural, as his view is: "We do not manufacture a drug. We grow a plant."







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similar petition will be on the ballot in Presque Isle County in the city of Onway and also in Oakland County in the cities of Oak Park and Hazel Park.






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rankfort residents will be voting on this petition on November 4th.


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