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More Effort To Decriminalize Marijuana In Michigan

More Effort To Decriminalize Marijuana In Michigan
Posted April 3rd, 2014 @ 3:45am by Michigan Radio Network

Efforts are underway in at least eleven more Michigan cities and one county, to decriminalize the possession and recreational use of small amounts of marijuana.

Marijuana advocate Tim Beck says efforts to organize local ballot issues are underway in Saginaw, Mount Pleasant, East Lansing, Oak Park, Hazel Park, Lapeer, Utica, Port Huron, Clare, Harrison and Onaway. An effort is also underway in Benzie County.

The effort comes on the heels of recent successful efforts to decriminalize recreational pot in Jackson, Lansing and Ferndale.

And previously it was decriminalized in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint and Ypsilanti. It's been decriminalized in Ann Arbor since the 70's. Beck says the time is right for more ballot efforts on recreational pot, saying "the state of Michigan is ripe for change."

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