Cannabis Decriminalized in Saginaw, Mount Pleasant and Port Huron, Michigan

Saginaw,thcannabis Mount Pleasant and Port Huron have joined Berkley, Huntingwood Woods and Pleasant Ridge as Michigan cities which have decriminalized cannabis in this year’s election through voter-approved initiatives.

The three initiatives will decriminalize the possession, use and transfer of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older, making it no longer a crime, nor a civil infraction.

In Clare, Frankford, Harrison, Lapeer and Onaway, voters unfortunately rejected similar initiatives, with the proposal failing by just six votes in Lapeer.

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Enough Signatures Submitted to Put Legalization to a Vote in Saginaw and Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Activists submitted approximately 3,800 signatures today to put an initiative to legalize cannabis to a vote this November in Saginawsaginawgrossepointe, Michigan, nearly twice the required amount of 2,000. Also today, proponents of a similar initiative submitted roughly 600 signatures to put their proposal to a vote in Grosse Point, Michigan, over 100 more than the required 493.

“We hope it deals a death blow to the prohibition of cannabis,” says Cary Justice, who led the initiative drive in Saginaw.

Once enough of the signatures are verified to be valid (from registered Saginaw and Grosse Point voters), the proposals will be officially placed on the November 5th ballot. If approved in law by voters, the initiatives would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis.

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Enough Signatures Collected to Put Cannabis Legalization to a Vote in 10 Michigan Cities, 1 County

Advocates have collected enough signatures to put the legalization of recreational cannabis to a vote this year in 10 Michigan cities as well as a county. michigan

“That state of Michigan is ripe for change,” says Tim Beck, co-founder of the Safer Michigan Coalition, the organization behind the initiative drives.

Oak Park, Hazel Park, Utica, Lapeer, Port Huron, Onaway, Harrison Township, East Lansing, Saginaw, Mount Pleasant and Benzie County are the jurisdictions in which enough signatures have been collected to put cannabis legalization to a vote, according to Beck.

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