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Michigan: Lansing Voters To Decide This Fall On Marijuana Legalization Ordinance

Thursday, 05 September 2013

Michigan: Lansing Voters To Decide This Fall On Marijuana Legalization Ordinance

Lansing, MI:  Lansing voters will decide this fall in favor of a municipal initiative repealing criminal and civil penalties involving the adult possession of cannabis by adults on private property.

Initiative proponents, Coalition for a Safer Lansing, collected some 7,000 signatures from registered voters to qualify the measure for the 2013 November ballot. The Lansing City Clerk's office certified the measure last week.

City Mayor Virg Bernero had previously spoken in favor of reforming the city's marijuana laws.

Last year, voters in four Michigan cities – Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, and Ypsilanti – all voted overwhelmingly in favor of municipal measures to depenalize marijuana offenses.

Voters in Portland, Maine will also vote on a similar citywide initiative this fall.

For more information, please visit: http://www.saferlansing.com/.





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