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      Jackson police plan to follow marijuana ordinance

      <p>Law enforcement and city officials in Jackson plan to follow a new marijuana ordinance in a way that they say falls within the spirit of the law.</p>

      Law enforcement and city officials in Jackson plan to follow a new marijuana ordinance in a way that they say falls within the spirit of the law.

      Voters in three Michigan cities including Jackson last month approved proposals offering some legal protection to users of small amounts of marijuana.

      Jackson police Chief Matthew Heins says his department has advised officers to follow the new law. The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that officials "struggled with some details."

      Proposals on the ballot in Ferndale, Jackson and Lansing called on police to ignore possession of an ounce or less of marijuana on private property. People must be at least 21.

      Marijuana users in the communities still face risks because state law bars marijuana use and possession unless it's medical marijuana.