Michigan marijuana laws

Marijuana study
9:05 am
Wed June 5, 2013

ACLU study shows Blacks more likely to be arrested for pot possession in Kalamazoo, other cities

Marijuana plant - file photo
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Interview with Ezekiel Edwards

    

A study by the American Civil Liberties Union shows wide racial disparities in arrests related to marijuana possession. 

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8:19 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Second reading of ordinance on medical marijuana set in Zeeland Township

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Proposed ordinance would bar dispensaries, storefront operations, cooperatives or any combined growing efforts
A medical marijuana ordinance is set for a second reading Tuesday night in Zeeland township. The ordinance would impose such limits as requiring medical marijuana to being grown inside a home, behind locked doors. The space dedicated to a growing operation cannot exceed 20 percent of the total living space and households would be limited to have one person with a valid state registration.
7:29 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Kent County Judge rules voter approved decriminalization of marijuana stands

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Kent County Prosecutor sought to nullify Grand Rapids city charter amendment which he says conflicts with Michigan law
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A Kent County judge today ruled that a voter-approved amendment to decriminalize marijuana was valid. At the same time, Judge Paul Sullivan dismissed Kent County Prosecutor William Forsyth's effort to nullify the charter amendment.
7:41 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Bipartisan bill introduced to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana

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West Michigan Republican Representative Mike Callton among the bill's co-sponsors
LANSING, MI -- Democratic state Rep. Jeff Irwin of Ann Arbor wants to decriminalize marijuana in Michigan, and at least two Republicans agree that it's time to have the debate.
Medical Marijuana
8:38 am
Thu February 21, 2013

State lawmaker discusses bill to allow medical marijuana dispensaries

File photo of marijuana plant
Credit The Associated Press

A West Michigan lawmaker has proposed legislation that allow local units of government to approve medical marijuana dispensaries in their city or township. Mike Callton discussed his bill Thursday on WMUK. 

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