Michigan marijuana laws

The Associated Press

A Kalamazoo-based attorney who  has been advocate for decriminalizing marijuana says Michigan could vote in 2016 on a law for limited legalization of marijuana. John Targowski specializes in medical marijuana law. He also helped lead the effort to pass a charter amendment in Kalamazoo that makes possession of small amounts of marijuana the lowest priority of law enforcement. 

All counties in Southwest Michigan saw increases in 2012, compared to 2011.

The ruling gives county prosecutors additional power to shut down dispensaries that they deem to be a public nuisance.

Grand Rapids voters approved initiative in November that makes marijuana possession a civil infraction instead of a misdemeanor crime.