MICHIGAN: Barely half of the people ticketed for marijuana possession are paying their fines.
More than $100,000 in civil infraction fines has gone uncollected since voters decriminalized the drug, according to Grand Rapids District Court data. Several hundred offenders haven’t paid up, prompting the court to consider enforcing non-response to tickets as a misdemeanor crime.
“We are looking at this point in time at some statutory provisions that will allow us to take some additional enforcement,” said Gary Secor, court administrator. “We don’t have any recourse (right now) on these municipal civil infractions for marijuana. If they don’t pay, they don’t pay.”