The 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.