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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:49 AM

Detroit approves personal pot use

Source: Detroit News

Detroit voters overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to decriminalize personal use of marijuana, but users may not want to breathe easy just yet.

State and federal law still deem the drug illegal, and there's disagreement about whether the change will mean anything.

On the same day voters in Flint, Grand Rapids and Colorado and Washington approved similar measures, Detroit passed Proposal M 65-35 percent, allowing those 21 and older to possess less than an ounce of marijuana without prosecution. In Grand Rapids, voters made marijuana possession a civil infraction punishable by a fine rather than a misdemeanor that carried possible jail time 59-41 percent.

In Flint, allowing possession of less than an ounce for those older than 19 was leading 57-43 percent with 95 percent of precincts reporting Wednesday afternoon.





Read more: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121108/METRO01/211080371#ixzz2BduIGu5T



More progress on ending prohibition. The article neglected to mention that the fine in Grand Rapids will be $25 for a first offense and $100 anytime after that.

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SpartanDem Nov 2012 OP
Cal Carpenter Nov 2012 #1
krhines Nov 2012 #3
bamacrat Nov 2012 #2
Uncle Joe Nov 2012 #4
navarth Nov 2012 #5
Blue_Tires Nov 2012 #6

Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:58 AM

1. Ypsilanti, MI also passed a proposal

that essentially makes personal amounts of pot a non-priority for the cops.

I think as more and more states and cities pass laws or resolutions like these the Feds are going to have a harder time trying to enforce the federal laws.

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Response to Cal Carpenter (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:17 AM

3. so did

Grand Rapids

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:59 AM

2. Very nice, the green revolution is starting to spread.

The Feds have to seriously consider removing their penalties for weed. Leave it to the states. Once Co and WA show how much money they have made other states will follow suit.

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:17 AM

4. Good, now this is what you call a grass roots movement.

Thanks for the thread, SpartanDem.

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:32 AM

5. We've still got a state gov overrun by Reptilians

but I think it just became safer to mind one's own business in D Town. Not totally safe, but safer.

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:19 AM

6. k+r

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