Marijuana initiative raises eyebrows of Sheriff

With marijuana legalization headed to the November ballot, members of the law enforcement community are taking a stance against legal pot in Michigan. One of those is St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, who tells WPHM’s Paul Miller some of the unintended consequences of recreational marijuana include drugged driving. The Sheriff fears more people will be driving high on T.H.C. if it becomes legal. Donnellon also cites recent violent crimes over the past year that were linked to medical marijuana grow operations, fearing legal recreational pot will create an increase in crime. Disagreeing with the Sheriff is Josh Hovey of the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol, who tells WPHM the ballot initiative will outline regulation and enforcement standards for pot growers and users. Hovey says marijuana prohibition has been a massive failure. If approved, Michigan would be the first Midwestern State to allow recreational pot.