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Group Submits Signatures To Amend East Lansing’s Marijuana Law

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EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – The Coalition for a Safer East Lansing has turned in signatures to amend the City of East Lansing’s charter.

The group turned in about 2,300 petition signatures on Tuesday, July 29.

If approved, the initiative will be on the November ballot. The proposal would amend East Lansing’s city charter, section 6.12, called “Marijuana” to state: “Nothing in the Code of Ordinances shall apply to the use, possession or transfer of less than 1 ounce of marijuana, on private property, or transportation of less than 1 ounce of marijuana, by a person who has attained the age of 21 years.”

The initiative, which aims to save taxpayers money and focus police resources on crime, will need voter approval.

The Coalition for a Safer East Lansing also wants to improve relations between police and residents. "East Lansing citizens have said enough of the war on the farmer, the planet, the medicine man," said Jeffrey Hank, an East Lansing attorney and congressional candidate. Hank led the petition drive. He hopes to end the fear or college students getting criminal records because of marijuana.

Lansing passed a similar law last year, which had a 61 percent victory.

For more information, call the Coalition for a Safer East Lansing at (855) 426-5529.

 

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