East Lansing, Michigan Legalizes Cannabis Possession

east lansingThe East Lansing (Michigan) City Council voted last night to pass an ordinance that legalizes the possession and use of cannabis on private properties. The vote was 4 to 1, including support from the city’s mayor.

The measure, which legalizes the private use of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older, makes it a civil infraction for those under 21. The civil infraction is a fee of no more than $25 as well as the potential of community service or a required substance abuse course.

The new ordinance goes into effect immediately in the city of roughly 50,000.

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Cannabis Legalized in East Lansing, Michigan

eastlansinglegalizedVoters in East Lansing, Michigan have officially legalized cannabis through the overwhelming passage of Proposal 1.

The initiative, which was approved with 65% of the vote, legalizes the possession, use and transfer of up to an ounce of cannabis on private property by those 21 and older. Consuming cannabis in public, and cannabis distribution, would remain illegal.

“We are pleased the voters supported us tonight,” says attorney Jeffrey Hank, who chairs the Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Reform Initiative. “It’s very clear with the results tonight on Proposal 1 and the sales tax, the conversation should start tomorrow with Gov. Snyder and the Legislature on a reasonable plan to legalize, tax and regulate cannabis in Michigan.”

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Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis on Tomorrow’s Ballot in East Lansing, Michigan

mmw_pot_112108_articleAn initiative to legalize cannabis is on tomorrow’s May 5th ballot in East Lansing, Michigan.

If passed into law by voters, the initiative would legalize the possession, use and transfer of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older. Consuming cannabis in public, and cannabis distribution, would remain illegal.

Similiar initiatives have been approved by voters in the Michigan cities of Saginaw, Mount Pleasant, Port Huron, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Oak Park, Hazel Park, Lansing, Ferndale and Detroit.

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