Detroit NAACP urges ‘no’ vote on legal marijuana as campaign makes final push

The Detroit branch of the NAACP is joining law enforcement officials and health professionals in Michigan in urging a “no” vote on Proposal 1, which would legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan.

With 14 days to go to the Nov. 6 Midterm election, the opposition to Proposal 1 has started its final campaign push.

“Prop. 1 supports the very issues that are harming our neighborhoods and killing our families,” said Kamilia Landrum, deputy director of the Detroit branch of the NAACP, at a press conference Tuesday at the Detroit headquarters of the opposition campaign, Healthy and Productive Michigan.

“This ballot initiative adds another layer to the systematic racism that has held our communities of color — particularly African Americans — in bondage for hundreds of years,” Landrum…

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