While the big news in marijuana reform was that voters in Colorado and Washington State passed ballot measures legalizing marijuana, there were also some important victories at the local level in Michigan. Three of the largest cities in the state overwhelmingly approved local marijuana decriminalizing ballot measures.
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday August 15, 2012 1:10 pm|
In addition to several state ballot initiatives on marijuana, November will also feature several big marijuana reform initiatives that will be decided at the local level. The latest one to make a local ballot is an initiative in Grand Rapids Michigan to decriminalize small possession of cannabis.
|By: emptywheel Saturday May 28, 2011 6:00 pm|
So here’s the story: this video is meant as a snub to Newsweek, which back in January named Grand Rapids (with Flint and Detroit) as one of Michigan’s three top-ten dyingest cities in the country. So now Newsweek, seeing how a bunch of Grand Rapidians will parade the streets to prove Newsweek wrong, has sheepishly apologized.