Mike Cox, reefer & Frampton
Former state AG admits to inhaling and the MOR taste, backs dispensaries
Published: February 1, 2012
He cheerfully delivered a 20-minute speech, pitching the amendment proposal to the audience, which hooted its approval and applauded wildly.
"The more wrong things [the Legislature] does; the more volunteers we'll get," Abel says.
After the apparently pot-friendly crowd listened to former Obama administration drug adviser Kevin Sabet's speech — where he pointed out there's no accepted medical use of marijuana and focused on discussing the harmful effects of the drug — it was easy to see why Abel went over so well.
A question-and-answer session with the crowd followed the conclusion of each panel member's speeches. Sabet — who says he doesn't support legalization — received vehement criticism from numerous audience members for his remarks.
Abel, who missed Cox's speech due to earlier commitments, told News Hits the former attorney general's speech sounded reasonable based on what he heard: "Certainly more reasonable than our current attorney general.
"We're hoping we'll get it on the ballot and we'll win and repeal prohibition for adults 21 and over," Abel says. "But, in the meantime, it's going to help us organize both regionally and locally on a county-by-county basis so that we can begin to target prosecutors and sheriffs who are abusing patients under the guise of the medical marijuana law."
The Wayne Law Review suspiciously had complimentary brownies and cookies for guests to munch on at the conclusion of the day's events. Based on News Hits taste test, we can confirm they weren't pot-special treats.
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