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Livonia police chief hosts panel discussion on why 'marijuana is not harmless'

Posted: 7:06 PM, Sep 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-18 23:41:11Z

Livonia police are holding an open forum to discuss the possibility of legal marijuana in Michigan. 

The panel discussion event was announced on the police department's Facebook page in early September. The event is titled, "Lessons Learned from the Field," and will explore the possible experience Michigan could have by legalizing marijuana, based on "experiences from other states," the post read. 

"Marijuana is NOT harmless. Marijuana tax revenue will NOT be a wind-fall for Michigan. At what price do we sell our values, safety or our environment," the flyer reads. 

The event will be hosted by Livonia Police Chief Curtis Caid.

“In November, Michigan voters will have the opportunity to determine a future path for our state in regards to recreational marijuana," Caid wrote in a Facebook post on the Livonia Police Department Facebook page.  "As a citizen of Michigan, I encourage you to take the time to learn the pros and cons.  (My position is that the cons outweigh the pros.)"

The free and open-to-the-public forum is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the St. Mary Cultural Center in Livonia.