Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s latest stay-at-home order is being blasted for lack of consistency and seemingly arbitrary rules regarding what can be purchased and what cannot.
Under the new mandate:
- Residents are prohibited from traveling between homes — even one’s own second home.
- In the state famous for its Great Lakes and more than 11,000 inland lakes, operating motor boats or jet-skis, even by oneself, has been outlawed — though boats without motors are still allowed on lakes.
- Buying seeds in a store to grown one’s own food, or paint for home repairs, is illegal — but Michiganders can still legally purchase alcohol, marijuana, and lottery tickets, which have been deemed “essential.”
A resident tweeted pictures from a Michigan Walmart Friday showing the seed section roped off with yellow tape, barring shoppers from purchasing them:
.@GovWhitmer has banned us from growing our own food. This is fucking insane. pic.twitter.com/qOGMsBBVXJ
— Whatevs II (@joesichspach) April 10, 2020
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