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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.


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