The Coalition for a Safer Detroit advocates amending Detroit city code to eliminate criminal penalties for recreational use or possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana by adults on private property. This push to legalize marijuana appears to be ready for a decision by voters after petitions were certified by the Detroit Elections Commission on May 19th.
The group turned in more than 6,000 signatures to place the initiative on the ballot. The Detroit City Council has 30 days to pass the initiative into law or it automatically goes before voters in November. The council was set to take up the issue at Wednesday’s internal operations committee, but the 1 p.m. session was postponed because of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2010 Mackinac Policy Conference.
Decriminalizing the recreational possession and use of small amounts would free up the police and courts to focus their limited resources on more important matters – like getting Detroit out of national rankings as one the most dangerous cities, comparable to Baghdad. For more information on the Coalition for a Safer Detroit and the amendment to Detroit’s city code regarding marijuana visit http://www.saferdetroit.net/index.php.
What do you think?
Will Detroit voters support the legalization of marijuana?
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