February 2015 ballot allowing Montrose voters to decide if city should decriminalize marijuana


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MONTROSE, Michigan — The Coalition for a Safer Montrose has proposed a revision to the city charter that would decriminalize marijuana.

The group is seeking the removal of criminal and civil penalties for adults who use, transport or possess less than one ounce of marijuana on private property. The proposal is similar to referendums that voters will decide on in more than a dozen Michigan communities, including East Lansing and Saginaw, in November.

The Flint Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1s4tJ9D ) voters in Genesee County's smallest city will get the chance to vote on their own marijuana referendum next February.

Interim Montrose City Manager Amy Planck says signatures needed to force the referendum have already been verified. She says the council voted to forward it to Genesee County Clerk John Gleason, but there isn't enough time for it to be included on the November ballot.

Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint

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