Lansing voters face marijuana choice

Oct 29, 2013

More than 6,000 people signed a petition to put the amendment to decriminalize marijuana on the ballot.
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Our local Election 2013 coverage continues today with a look at a city charter amendment proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in Lansing. It’s on the ballot next Tuesday.

Marijuana has been made legal in two states, and for the first time ever, a recent Gallup poll found that a majority of Americans — 58 percent — favor legalization.


Attorney Jeff Hank with Coalition for a Safer Lansing, the group behind the effort to decriminalize pot in Lansing and Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings join us to help explain just what decriminalization would mean.