Attorney Wants Recount In 6-Vote Failure Of Lapeer Marijuana Proposal

MICHIGAN:  A Lapeer attorney who pushed for a ballot initiative to relax the city’s law on marijuana possession said he will file a petition for a recount next week with the county clerk’s office.

“I’ve let it sit and ferment,” said Bernard Jocuns of the election day loss by six votes of a initiative that would have allowed fresidents 21 and over to possess less than an ounce of marijuana on private property. “We actually won three out of four districts.”

The measure had 71 no votes in one district, the largest margin either way of the four districts.

The Lapeer marijuana initiative was one of 11 around the state, with six passing — Port Huron, Mt. Pleasant, Saginaw, Huntington Woods, Berkley and Pleasant Ridge — and five going defeated, including Lapeer, Onaway, Frankfort, Harrison and Clare.