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Former Lansing police officer shows legal marijuana support in Flint

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Former Lansing area police officer and longtime Washington D.C. pro cannabis lobbyist Howard Wooldridge was in downtown Flint Tuesday morning to support the adult use of marijuana proposal.{ }{ }(Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

FLINT, Mich. - A former Lansing area police officer and longtime Washington D.C. pro cannabis lobbyist was in downtown Flint Tuesday morning to support the adult use of marijuana proposal.

Howard Wooldridge took to the streets in his big cowboy hat and colorful shirt to spread his message.

He has taken a leave from his normal work in the halls of Congress to spend five weeks on the street corners of Michigan to show his support for Proposal One.

"I have been here now for a little over a week and the support off the streets; people giving thumbs up etc. We believe we are going to pass this in four weeks from today," Wooldridge said.

But just last week the Michigan State Medical Society announced their group of 15,000 Michigan doctors are strongly against recreational marijuana.

They say marijuana is a public health problem and while the legislation would only allow the use of adults 21 or older.

Other states that have legalized recreational marijuana have had an increase in youth marijuana use.

They went on to say that marijuana is now the number one reason kids enter treatment for substance abuse, more than alcohol and other drugs.

MSMS encourages a 'no' vote next month.