Kent Co. undersheriff: Marijuana arrests still possible

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Despite news that the Kent County Prosecutor's Office will likely drop marijuana possession and use charges, the undersheriff is reminding everyone that pot is still illegal — for now.

Prosecutor Chris Becker said Thursday that his leaning toward dropping pending cases of marijuana possession and use after Proposal 1, which will legalize the recreational use of marijuana for people over 21, passed earlier this week.

Kent County Undersheriff Chuck DeWitt said that news isn't a green light to use or have marijuana without a medical marijuana card. Legalization doesn't take effect until 10 days after the votes are certified, and that may not be until December.

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