Rick Steves to Campaign for Marijuana Legalization in Michigan

Rick Steves is a popular figure on PBS on public radio for his shows about traveling around the world. Well it appears Steves' next trip won't be too far away from many of his fans.

Steves will travel to Michigan next week to build support for a ballot initiative in the state to legalize recreational marijuana. The PBS host is from the state of Washington and has been a vocal supporter of marijuana legalization for many years. Steves says his support for cannabis legalization is mostly from a civil liberties perspective.

"We address problems as a legal issue where it can be a health and education challenge," Steves said. "People don't need lawyers and cops, they need nurses and counselors."

Steves was a vocal supporter of the referendum in Washington state that legalized recreational marijuana back in 2012. So perhaps he's hoping he can bring some of that magic to Michigan.

Of course, it's possible Michigan won't even need Steves' help. Most polls show the marijuana ballot initiative having around 55 to 60 percent support among the state's voters. However several law enforcement and other organizations have come out in recent weeks to oppose the ballot initiative.

Now we just need the rest of PBS's celebrities to come out in support of marijuana. Where does Big Bird stand on cannabis?

(h/t MLive)

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