Michigan’s Two Largest Cities to Vote on Marijuana Decriminalization This November

By: Monday October 29, 2012 1:45 pm

Most of the media attention regarding marijuana reform this election has been focused on the state wide ballot initiatives in Colorado, Oregon and Washington State that would legalize marijuana, but there are also several important local initiatives on the ballot in Michigan. Voters in four Michigan municipalities, including the state’s most populous cities, will be deciding the fate of local marijuana reform measures.

 

Detroit Plans to Continue Fight to Keep Marijuana Decriminalization Off the Ballot

By: Wednesday February 15, 2012 9:35 am

The City of Detroit plans to continue its effort to keep a local marijuana decriminalization initiative off the city ballot despite recently losing the case in the Michigan Court of Appeals. The city plans to appeal the ruling to the State Supreme Court.

Detroit May Finally Vote on Marijuana Decriminalization this August

By: Monday February 13, 2012 11:40 am

The residents of Detroit may get to vote this summer on a city ballot initiative that would remove all city-based criminal penalties for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for people over 21. Voters had been denied the chance to vote on this in 2010, but last Friday in a 2-1 decision the Michigan Court of Appeals concluded the city acted inappropriately in keeping the measure off the ballot.

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