Voters in Keego Harbor and Portage, Michigan Legalize Recreational Cannabis
Voters in Keego Harbor and Portage, Michigan have given approval to initiatives that will effectively repeal the city’s prohibition on the possession, use, transfer and transportation of up to an ounce of recreational cannabis.
The initiative were submitted in 2014 but weren’t included in last year’s ballot for technical reasons. Similar initiatives have been approved in the Michigan cities of East Lansing, Saginaw, Mount Pleasant, Port Huron, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Oak Park, Hazel Park, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Ferndale and Detroit.
The initiatives will make it so that; “Nothing in the Code of Ordinances shall apply to the use, possession or transfer or less than 1 ounce of marijuana, on private property not used by the public, or transportation of 1 ounce of less of marijuana, by a person who has attained the age of 21 years.”
Statewide, the Michigan Cannabis Coalition announced recently that they’re well on track to place their cannabis legalization initiative to a vote next year, having collected over 170,000 as of September 17th.
According to polling released in June, 56% of Michigan residents support legalizing cannabis.