I'm posting this as a PSA. Partly to warn people, but mostly to let as many people know as I can, that the government isn't any more willing to follow the law than the average convict. I'm trying to stay anonymous for obvious reasons. I've never had drug or alcohol related charges on my driving record. I did get a reckless driving for which I lost my drivers license. I cant give the details, but there were no injuries, no victim=no crime. Just some BS ticket from a coward in costume jewelry. I wrote my story out, and sent it to the MMJ freindly congress critters in Lansing, asked High Times to print it, send a copy to NORML, sent a copy to the Governors desk, and even sent a copy to President Trump. Still not sure about the guy, he's done a LOT of good, but most people have been convinced otherwise contrary to actual facts. I'm waiting for him to keep or break his campaign promises to the 2nd Amendment before I decide to love or hate the guy. So far, it's not looking good. Anyways, here's my experience. At least what I can say here. To whom it may concern, I am thankful to live in a medical marijuana state, and have been proud to be a participant in the medical marijuana program. I have had wonderful, positive, life changing results from using marijuana as medicine. I applied for the license to avoid being kidnapped and robbed for treating my own back pain without the use of dangerous prescription drugs. I was warned by my friends against getting a medical marijuana license because of their distrust of government as a result of decades of abuse from law enforcement, CPS, gun licensing boards and the like. My friends were right ! I should never have enrolled in the program. I am attempting to get my drivers license restored, and as it turns out, the Secretary of State and its review boards simply refuse to follow the laws of our state. They refuse to re-issue a drivers license to anyone who has a medical marijuana card, and it is nearly impossible for one who has had a medical marijuana card in the past. Had I not attempted to follow the law by participating in the medical marijuana program, I would have already gotten my drivers license back. There are several hundred thousand licensed drivers who have medical marijuana cards throughout this nation. Before I got my medical marijuana card, I would drive high everywhere, however I stopped driving while intoxicated when I got my MMJ card because I didn't want to lose it. Don't believe the propagandists who claim that legalization increases the incidence of intoxicated drivers. I would also not be paying a lawyer $4,000 to get my license reinstated. I am on SSI and disability, yet his fee is literally half of my annual income. In hindsight, I should have just kept my mouth shut, never applied for a license for marijuana, and continued to do business on the black market through street dealers. Legally speaking, it's much safer. As a direct result of such oppression that has caused the distrust of government, and a hatred for our police and courts. This type of oppression has also resulted in the decriminalization, re-legalization, and the medicinal use across the country, as the voters have become sick and tired of such abuses. This is why the government has lost the war on drugs. Instead of using their power in the laws to fight crime, they've used them as an opportunity to fleece the public, and to increase their particular part of government. You may use these words to help to train people, to establish or eliminate policy, to communicate with legislators, or in any other purpose in fighting against prohibition, to legalize, decriminalize, or to further correct the problem in our laws, or in the medical marijuana program itself. I have sent this letter anonymously out of fear of retaliation from government for making my feelings known. We are not quite a prison state yet, but this has devolved into enough of a police state, that I am afraid to put my name and face to my opinions.