LURE OF THE WEED


Chuck Yob

Republican powerbroker Chuck Yob, a former member of the Republican National Committee and long-time GOP strategist, was approved last month for a medical marijuana dispensary in southwest Michigan. Yob, who plans with his partners on opening marijuana grow and processing operations on the westside of the state, is one of the many state Republicans who have recently changed their perspective on marijuana. Yob told The Detroit News he became a supporter of medical marijuana after he fell down a flight of stairs at President Trump's inauguration in Washington D.C., and now prefers pot over pills. Yob, who had to give up his seat on the Mackinac Island Park Commission to get the license, also served as co-chair of the Michigan Reagan campaign in 1980; co-chair of the George W. Bush re-election campaign, and was a member of the state transportation commission.

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