An initiative which would fully legalize the possession, use and transfer of up to an ounce of cannabis in Michigan’s capital of Lansing has been officially placed on the November ballot, after the state verified that over 4,200 valid signatures had been submitted.
Unlike cannabis initiatives being supported this year in the cities of Ferndale and Jackson – which would make cannabis possession a ticket – the Lansing initiative would remove all charges for possessing and transferring up to an ounce of cannabis.
One of the primary goals behind this initiative is to “free up police resources to focus on violent crimes”, Jeffery Hank, Chairman of the Coalition for a Safer Lansing, the group behind the initiative tells us. Earlier this month, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero officially endorsed the initiative.
Thanks to activists in Lansing, residents of the city will get an opportunity this November to vote on whether or not they agree with their mayor.