© 2021 MICHIGAN RADIO
91.7 Ann Arbor/Detroit 91.3 Port Huron 104.1 Grand Rapids 91.1 Flint
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Politics & Government

Voters in three more Michigan cities pass marijuana decriminalization proposals

Marijuana plant
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
/
Voters approved the use of medical marijuana in 2008.

Voters in three more Michigan cities approved ballot questions today decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana.

Ballot proposals in Lansing, Jackson and Ferndale each passed with more than 60% of the vote.

“This is an historic night ... a landslide by all considerations,” says Jeff Hank, who headed Lansing’s pro-marijuana campaign. “It sends a message not only to our local politicians, but politicians at the state level that it’s time to do something.”

Supporters say if Michigan’s legislature doesn’t act to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, a statewide referendum might be their next step.

“Hopefully the real dialogue starts about how we do we implement this at the local level and what reforms should be taken at the state level to hopefully legalize cannabis as the majority of people in this state of Michigan seem now to want,” says Hank.

Related Content