Jackson Police Officials Say They'll Allow Possession Of Marijuana On Private Property After Public Vote

MICHIGAN: Jackson law enforcement and city officials have a plan to enforce a new marijuana ordinance that they believe falls within the spirit of the law.

A law passed in November via a 2,242-1,434 vote decriminalizes up to an ounce of marijuana on private property for those age 21 and older within the city.

Jackson Police Chief Matthew Heins said the city police department has advised its officers to follow the new law.

“First and foremost, it was my objective to enforce what voters voted on,” Heins said. “We struggled with some details in the law, but it’s the law.”

Some of the subjects in the law Heins and others debated were what constitutes private property.

“Target is private property, for example,” Heins said. “But we don’t think it was the public’s intention to allow a 21-year-old to possess marijuana at your local Target.”