MICHIGAN: Marijuana advocates want to let Lansing voters choose in November whether to decriminalize the drug for the city’s residents.
A handful of marijuana supporters submitted more than 6,000 signatures Monday to amend the Lansing city charter. The initiative seeks to add a provision that would allow the “use, possession or transfer of less than 1 ounce of marijuana on private property” by people who are age 21 or older.
“It’s a fundamental constitutional rights issue,” said Jeffrey Hank, an attorney and chairman of the Coalition for a Safer Lansing. “The idea is that if you’re an adult, this is your fundamental right anyway, and if you want to transfer something between two consenting adults, you ought to have the right to do that.”