Pubdate: Wed, 06 Aug 2014
Source: Detroit Free Press (MI)
Copyright: 2014 Detroit Free Press
Author: Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press Staff Writer
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Michigan)


Voters said yes to decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana in 
Hazel Park and Oak Park today, according to unofficial election results.

The measure would allow the use, possession or transfer of less than 
1 ounce of marijuana on private property not used by the public by a 
person who is at least 21 years old.

It passed 62% to 38% with all precincts reporting in Hazel Park. The 
unofficial win was more narrow in Oak Park with 53% to 47% passage 
with all precincts reporting.

The unofficial wins continue the 100% success rate for similar 
marijuana ballot proposals in other communities statewide. More than 
a dozen communities will have a similar marijuana ballot proposal in 
the November general election.

"We're very excited. This has been a long time in the making," said 
Debra Young, spokeswoman for the campaigns to get the measures on 
both ballots. "We've got 16 more cities to go in November."

The measures were two of the bigger local ballot proposals for 
communities in metro Detroit.

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