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Lansing attorney leads effort to de-criminalize marijuana in city

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Lansing voters soon may decide to change the city’s marijuana laws.  Last week, organizers submitted what appears to be more than enough signatures to put a proposal on November’s ballot.  It would decriminalize the possession of less than an ounce of pot for people who are at least 21 years old and on private property.

Other Michigan cities have already passed similar laws: Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and Flint.  And in addition to Lansing, voters in Jackson and Ferndale may also vote this fall on similar measures.   

Lansing-based attorney Jeff Hank  spearheaded the signature gathering effort for the ballot proposal.  His group is called The Coalition for A Safer Lansing.  

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