The Supreme Court for the state of Michigan has marijuana possession penalties for those age 21 or older.that city election officials cannot prevent Detroit voters from deciding on a municipal ballot measure that seeks to remove
The Court refused to review an appeal brought by the Detroit City Clerk’s office and the Detroit Election Commission that sought to strike down the proposed ballot question, sponsored by the group.
In 2010, the Coalition collected over 6,000 signatures from registered voters to place the measure on that year’s electoral ballot. The vote failed to take place, however, because election officials at the time alleged that the proposal conflicted with state anti-drug laws.
This past February, the Michigan Court of Appeals opportunity to decide on the issue. “[Plaintiff[s] had a clear legal right to the placement of the initiative on the ballot,” the court ruled.that Detroit election officials acted illegally in 2010 when they denied voters the
The Supreme Court’s ruling upholds the Appellate court’s decision. Detroit voters will now decide on the measure this November.
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