Detroit Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Marijuana Decriminalization

Proposal to decriminalize up to one ounce of cannabis passes with 65% – 35% margin
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BY JAY SMOKER

Detroit voters approved a proposal that would amend the city code to remove criminal penalties for possession of up to one ounce of marijuana on private property. With two thirds of precincts reporting, Prop M was enjoying a healthy 30 point lead late Tuesday evening.

Specifically, the code amendment that Detroit voters approved reads:

Division 1 – Controlled Substances

Sec. 38-11-50.Applicability.
None of the provisions of this article shall apply to the use or possession of less than 1 ounce of marihuana, on private property, by a person who has attained the age of 21 years.

A big congratulations to The Coalition for a Safer Detroit, who had to battle every step of the way to get the issue the ballot.

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