Grand Rapids, Michigan voters decriminalize marijuana

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Pot possession is nowa civil infraction with fines

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Getting caught with some marijuana in Grand Rapids is now a civil infraction similar to a parking ticket after voters OK’d the city-wide Proposal 2.

With 74% of votes in, Proposal 2 showed 60% of Grand Rapids residents voted “yes” on the proposal, while 40% voted “no.”

Modeled after Ann Arbor’s decades-old law, Proposal 2 makes a first-time marijuana possession offense a $25 fine, $50 for a second offense and $100 for the third (and any subsequent) offenses.

 

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