Piper will be missed
Piper the airport dog brought international attention to Traverse City and he will be missed. Imagine the reaction of residents and visitors alike to a statue of him in the terminal.
District needs action
On Jan. 4, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a policy memorandum called the Cole Memo, a document that outlined the federal government’s enforcement priorities with regard to cannabis. That document and the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, an attachment to the federal budget bill which expires in one week, were shields that enabled regulated state medical cannabis and adult-use cannabis programs to hatch and thrive.
Michigan’s medical cannabis program is approaching its 10-year anniversary and has more than 300,000 enrolled participants. The sudden and unannounced policy change at the Department of Justice and the possible loss of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment could have a devastating impact on our program and people.
Rep. Jack Bergman, we need you to take action now to preserve Michigan’s program, a program that has already enabled thousands of people suffering from severe discomfort to enjoy a better quality of life.
If you support and help pass HR 1227, the Federal Ending Marijuana Prohibition Act, the patients that rely on medical cannabis treatment options and the hundreds of businesses employing thousands of workers will finally enjoy the basic protections that McDonald’s restaurants and their employees and customers enjoy.
Rev. Steven B. Thompson