Marijuana legalization becomes issue in Democratic race for attorney general

The legalization of marijuana in Michigan is emerging as an issue in the race for the state’s next attorney general.

Attorney General candidate Patrick Miles, an Obama-appointed official who served six and a half years as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, has taken a position on legalization of marijuana in Michigan. He said last week, upon further reflection, he’s for it.

Previously, he wouldn’t take a position, saying it’s up to voters to decide. When Miles was U.S. Attorney, he prosecuted people for marijuana violations. Most notably, the Okemos Seven, a group of medical marijuana more at