Flint says yes to pot
Wed, 07 Nov 2012 19:15:00 GMT —
Soon it will be OK for Flint adults to have a small amount of marijuana. With most of the votes in, about 60 percent of voters have said "yes" to pot.
Specfically, they're expected to approve a measure to decriminalize possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. The vote will make it legal for anyone 19 years of age or older to have less than an ounce-- on private property. Still to be determined: when it would go into effect.
Grand Rapids and Detroit appear to be headed to supporting similar measures. Voters in Colorado and Washington also approved initiatives to decriminalize the recreational use of marijuana.
On Wednesday morning the City of Flint responded with the following statement:
"The ballot proposal approved by Flint voters creating an exemption under the city ordinance to allow persons at least nineteen years old to possess less than one ounce of marijuana is symbolic in nature. It does not decriminalize possession of marijuana."