EL Voters May Get Chance To Vote On Pot Initiative
Voters in East Lansing may have an opportunity to vote on decriminalization of marijuana this November. The Coalition For A Safer East Lansing says it has rounded up enough petition signatures to turn into the East Lansing City Clerk, in an effort to get a ballot proposal in front of voters. According to an article on wlns.com, the group is looking to change the city's Code of Ordinances to allow adults 21 and older to carry, transfer, and possess small amounts of pot. Supporters of the move point to the decriminalization votes in nine Michigan cities since 2010. Those cities include Lansing, Jackson, Grand Rapids, Ann arbor, and Detroit. Those opposed see pot as a gateway drug to more dangerous narcotics, like heroin. The coalition plans on turning those signatures in today for approval.