Pro-marijuana activists won a great victory in the Michigan Supreme Court today when the high court ruled that Detroit voters should be allowed to decide whether they want to liberalize the city’s marijuana law.
It is been a long fight. Two years ago the Coalition for a Safer Detroit gathered enough signatures to place on the ballot a measure that would prevent Detroit cops from citing people for violation of the city ordinance if they are at least 21 and possess less than an ounce of pot on private property.
Police could still arrest people, it just wouldn’t be a violation of the city code. That would effectively take away any financial incentive for cops to make the busts since any fines would go to the county, not Detroit.
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