Detroit voters approved a proposal that would amend the city code to remove criminal penalties for possession of up to one ounce of marijuana on private property. With two thirds of precincts reporting, Prop M was enjoying a healthy 30 point lead late Tuesday evening.
Specifically, the code amendment that Detroit voters approved reads:
Division 1 – Controlled Substances
None of the provisions of this article shall apply to the use or possession of less than 1 ounce of marihuana, on private property, by a person who has attained the age of 21 years.
A big congratulations to The Coalition for a Safer Detroit, who had to battle every step of the way to get the issue the ballot.