Dixon says she did not vote to legalize marijuana in Michigan in 2018 Posted by On


Following President Joe Biden’s announcement this week he will pardon people convicted of federal marijuana possession, Michigan GOP gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon said she is not familiar enough with the action to offer an opinion. 

But she did tell reporters after a Rochester Hills  “Ask me anything” town hall Friday evening that she did not vote for Proposal 1 in 2018. Michigan’s 2018 Proposal 1 legalized the recreational use and possession of marijuana for those 21 years or older and enacted a tax on marijuana sales.

Biden to pardon all federal offenses for simple marijuana possession, review criminalization

On Thursday, Biden pardoned all inmates convicted on federal charges of simple marijuana possession, which amounts to a little more than 6,000 people nationwide. The pardons do not apply to those convicted of selling or distributing marijuana. Biden noted that he would like to see governors follow his lead for state charges of simple possession. In Michigan, convictions for marijuana use and possession can be expunged. 

“You know, I really haven’t gotten into that. We’ve been on that trail. So I just saw a quick thing on my phone, but I haven’t read the details on it,” Dixon said when asked for her stance on the issue.

On whether she supported Prop 1 in 2018, Dixon first asked what the proposal concerned, and then said, “No, I voted no.”

Her opponent on Nov. 8, Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, ran on her support for Proposal 1 in…

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