Hazel Park and Oak Park Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana
The residents of Hazel Park and Oak Park voted yesterday to approve pro-marijuana measures.
Under city law in both places, a person 21 years of age and up may use, possess, transfer, and transport up to one ounce of marijuana on private property.
Please remember that this does not mean marijuana is legal in these cities. A person with marijuana can still be charged under state or federal – just not city law.
Nevertheless, these pro-marijuana measures are symbolic of the large amount of public support that marijuana decriminalization and legalization has in Michigan.
In addition, city police officers lose incentive to enforce state marijuana law because the city will not reap the financial gain of a marijuana charge.