In Tuesday’s Primary Election, citizens in both Hazel Park and Oak Park supported the proposal to decriminalize the personal use of marijuana.
The popular vote now holds a spot for the mandate on the November ballot. If the bill passes, citizens in both Detroit-area cities will be permitted to engage in the personal use of marijuana as long as participants are in possession of an ounce or less, at least 21-years-old and on private property.
Even if votes support the proposal again in November, an issue is still present. According to Michigan law, the possession and use of marijuana is illegal, unless it’s for medicinal purposes. Ferndale, Lansing and Jackson are cities in the state with similar decriminalize cannibas laws.