marijuana laws

1:16 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Kent County Prosecutor Asks Court to Overturn Grand Rapids Law Decriminalizing Marijuana

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Both the prosecutor's office and the city say the issue is likely to go before the state Supreme Court
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A Kent County prosecutor says his opposition to decriminalizing marijuana in Grand Rapids is not about usurping "voters' rights." "I don't think this case is about voters' rights," Kent County Assistant Prosecutor Tim McMorrow said Friday, Nov. 14. "The voters do not have a right to adopt anything they want," he said.
12:19 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Michigan Lawmakers Debate Roadside Saliva Tests for Marijuana Use

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Saliva test could be administered if motorist were pulled over for "erratic driving"
Some advocates of medical marijuana say they'll attend a hearing Thursday in Lansing to oppose bills that would let police use roadside saliva testing if a driver is suspected of being under the influence of marijuana.
12:22 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Marijuana legalization advocates hope Michigan follows Colorado's lead

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Three bills related to cannabis are pending in Michigan Legislature
New Year's Day is a shining moment for those who've shouted Free the Weed in Colorado. And many in Michigan are voicing similarly upbeat sentiments about broadening the access to recreational as well as medical marijuana. Colorado kicks off legal sales of recreational marijuana Wednesday at state-licensed stores.
7:19 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Debate on decriminalizing marijuana still at local level

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House Speaker Jase Bolger "open to having the discussion" about marijuana policy
Marijuana legalization advocates have gained momentum in Michigan after voters last Tuesday approved pot legalization proposals in three cities. The moves have gotten some attention among state legislators in Lansing, where the state House leader seems more ready to debate the issue than the Senate majority leader or Gov. Rick Snyder.
8:10 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Poll finds majority of Michigan residents support legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana

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Poll commissioned by group supporting pot legalization
LANSING, MI -- A majority of Michigan voters now support legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana in some capacity, according to the results of a new statewide poll. EPIC-MRA of Lansing conducted a live-operator survey from September 7 to 10, asking 600 likely voters what they thought about Michigan's current marijuana laws.