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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.

      A 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.

      I f passed, it would allow adults 21-years or older to possess 1-ounce or less of cannabis on private property within city limits.

      T 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."

      A 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.

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