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A '''Detroit City Marijuana Legalization''' measure will likely be on the [[November 2, 2010 ballot measures in Michigan|November 2, 2010]] ballot in the city of Detroit which is in [[Wayne County, Michigan ballot measures|Wayne County]].
 
A '''Detroit City Marijuana Legalization''' measure will likely be on the [[November 2, 2010 ballot measures in Michigan|November 2, 2010]] ballot in the city of Detroit which is in [[Wayne County, Michigan ballot measures|Wayne County]].
  
Through a petition process, city residents have successfully gained the required 6,000 plus signatures needed to push this issue onto a referendum vote.  The signatures were validated May 19 by the county clerk and the city council has 30 days to make the decision to add this measure to the November ballot or enact it into law. The future goal is to have a state wide vote that legalizes marijuana.<ref>[http://www.detnews.com/article/20100601/METRO/6010401/1361/Push-to-legalize-pot-in-Detroit-clears-hurdle ''The Detroit News'', "Push to legalize pot in Detroit clears hurdle," June 1, 2010]</ref> While proponents believe it would save the city money if the council just enacted that law, it will most likely be given over for voter approval. The law would allow those over the age of 21 to posses no more than 1 ounce of pot legally.<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20100601/NEWS01/100601028/1320/Proposal-to-legalize-pot-headed-for-council-vote ''Free Press'', "Proposal to legalize pot in Detroit headed for council vote," June 1, 2010]</ref>
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Through a petition process, city residents have successfully gained the required 6,000 plus signatures needed to push this issue onto a referendum vote.  The signatures were validated May 19 by the county clerk and the city council has 30 days to make the decision to add this measure to the November ballot or enact it into law. The future goal is to have a state wide vote that legalizes marijuana.<ref>[http://www.detnews.com/article/20100601/METRO/6010401/1361/Push-to-legalize-pot-in-Detroit-clears-hurdle ''The Detroit News'', "Push to legalize pot in Detroit clears hurdle," June 1, 2010]</ref> While proponents believe it would save the city money if the council just enacted that law, it will most likely be given over for voter approval. The law would allow those over the age of 21 to posses no more than 1 ounce of pot legally.<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20100601/NEWS01/100601028/1320/Proposal-to-legalize-pot-headed-for-council-vote ''Free Press'', "Proposal to legalize pot in Detroit headed for council vote," June 1, 2010]</ref> If approved, Detroit would join many other cities that have passed progressive marijuana laws in absence of federal regulation. Further marijuana questions will be voted on in different states throughout this year's election cycle.<ref>[http://www.opposingviews.com/i/detroit-ballot-initiative-would-make-private-marijuana-possession-legal ''Opposing Views'', "Detroit Ballot Initiative Would Make Private Marijuana Possession Legal," June 3, 2010]</ref>
  
 
==Further reading==
 
==Further reading==

Revision as of 09:41, 3 June 2010

A Detroit City Marijuana Legalization measure will likely be on the November 2, 2010 ballot in the city of Detroit which is in Wayne County.

Through a petition process, city residents have successfully gained the required 6,000 plus signatures needed to push this issue onto a referendum vote. The signatures were validated May 19 by the county clerk and the city council has 30 days to make the decision to add this measure to the November ballot or enact it into law. The future goal is to have a state wide vote that legalizes marijuana.[1] While proponents believe it would save the city money if the council just enacted that law, it will most likely be given over for voter approval. The law would allow those over the age of 21 to posses no more than 1 ounce of pot legally.[2] If approved, Detroit would join many other cities that have passed progressive marijuana laws in absence of federal regulation. Further marijuana questions will be voted on in different states throughout this year's election cycle.[3]

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