Marijuana

Marijuana Initiatives Also Thrive on the Municipal Level

Six cities scale down their drug wars

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Washington's and Colorado's ballot initiatives are rightfully dominating the drug war news cycle at the moment, but there were some smaller municipal battles, mostly in Michigan, to ease up on enforcement.

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) has the basics on six successful marijuana-related initiatives in American cities:

Detroit, MI: Decriminalization of adult marijuana possession—Passed!
Flint, MI: Decriminalization of adult marijuana possession—Passed!
Ypsilanti, MI: Marijuana to be lowest law enforcement priority—Passed!
Grand Rapids, MI: Decriminalization of adult marijuana possession—Passed!
Kalamazoo, MI: Three medical marijuana dispensaries permitted in city—Passed! 
Burlington, VT: Recommendation that marijuana should be legalized—Passed!

You can read their comments on the significant successes at the polls last night here.