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Decriminalization is moving through Michigan Cities


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The city-by-city decriminalization in Michigan emulates the state-by-state approach. There are now several legal medical marijuana states as well as a few states that have legalized recreational use.

Order City Date
1 Ann Arbor 4/1972
2 Kalamazoo* 10/2012
3 Detroit 11/2012
4 Flint 11/2012
5 Grand Rapids 11/2012
6 Ypsilanti** 11/2012
7 Ferndale 11/2013
8 Jackson 11/2013
9 Lansing 11/2013
10 Hazel Park 8/2014
11 Oak Park 8/2014
12 Berkley 11/2014
13 Huntington Woods 11/2014
14 Mount Pleasant 11/2014
15 Pleasant Ridge 11/2014
16 Port Huron 11/2014
17 Saginaw 11/2014
18 East Lansing 5/2015
19 Portage 11/2015
20 Keego Harbor 11/2015


*Possession is still a criminal offense in Kalamazoo, but the city lowered penalties and removed the option of arrest.

** Voters in Ypsilanti voted in support of a “lowest priority initiative,” designed to redirect police efforts away from enforcing laws against marijuana in lieu of more serious crime.


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