Politician Info
A- Gretchen Whitmer (D - MI) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Holds office Governor

Position on Marijuana Legalization

In 2019, the Whitmer administration oversaw the roll-out of state-licensed adult-use marijuana sales. As Governor, she has continued to publicly voice her support for legalization and for the need to enact legislation expunging the criminal records of low-level marijuana offenders. (Link)

 

 

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In 2019, the Whitmer administration oversaw the roll-out of state-licensed adult-use marijuana sales. As Governor, she has continued to publicly voice her support for legalization and for the need to enact legislation expunging the criminal records of low-level marijuana offenders. (Link)

“I am proud of the work we did to pass Prop 1 [Michigan’s adult-use marijuana initiative.] … Stay safe and have fun at Hash Bash 2019!” (Link)

“Governor Whitmer does not have the legal authority to unilaterally expunge marijuana convictions, but is open to discussing this issue with her legislative partners to ensure that residents do not bear a lifelong record for conduct that would now be legal at the state level.” (Link) 2019

Immediately following her election, Gov. Whitmer announced that she would pursue executive action to free those incarcerated for certain marijuana-related violations and to expunge the records of those with past convictions. "For conduct that would now we considered legal, no one should bear a lifetime record. We will start taking a look at that and taking actions early next year." (11/7/18) (Link)
During the election campaign, she announced that she was voting ‘yes' on the state's 2018 voter-initiated legalization initiative. (1/19/18) (Link)

Address

Post Office Box 30013

Lansing, MI 48909

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