CASS COUNTY, Mich. (WNDU) - Michigan law enforcement is taking a stand against the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz discusses the possibility of recreational marijuana coming to Michigan.
Officials say marijuana is bad news for the entire state, referencing trends seen in Colorado following that state's decision to legalize the drug.
They say it has led other states' jails fill up with transients, fewer people passing drug tests in the work place and they highlighted the danger it poses to children.
Officers say they need adults to step up and protect the state.
"Our recreational marijuana will be on steroids," Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz said. "We will be the magnet of the nation with 10 ounces allowable. That's a lot a lot of marijuana per person. That's not how much they get per month or per week or per year. They can have that on hand at any given time. That, again, opens it up for getting to our kids, for being sold, for it being abused. We don't want to be the leader in recreational marijuana when it comes to quantities in the state of Michigan. We don't want Michigan to be recreational marijuana on steroids."
Michigan residents will have their chance to decide soon, as this issue will be on the ballot in November.