Now, he’s decided he wants to be that person voting in Nashville.
On Tuesday night, at a combined event hosted by Safe Access Tri-Cities and HEMP, or Help Educate More People, Michel confirmed he has picked up a petition and plans to run as an independent for Tennessee’s 6th House District in November’s general election.
Despite more than 60 people being in attendance, mostly supporters of medical marijuana, Michel held off on making a public announcement while he works to form a campaign committee.
“I have not officially made a public announcement. I’m still forming my committee, my secretary and treasurer. I’ve got a campaign manager now, who’s got some experience. I literally just picked up my form,” Michel said.
For the past six months or longer, Michel has been the driving force behind the Tri-Cities chapter of Safe Access, a political action group dedicated to supporting medical marijuana reform.
The local group has even doubled in size since September, when Michel hosted one of the group’s first meetings at The Willow Tree Coffeehouse in downtown Johnson City, which attracted 30 cannabis