Marijuana Decriminalization Denied in Montrose
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A proposal to decriminalize marijuana was voted down in the Flint-area community of Montrose, according to the Associated Press.
The citizens of Montrose voted Tuesday against the legalization of the possession or transfer of less than one ounce of marijuana on private property. They also voted against the transfer of less than an ounce of marijuana by persons older than 21.
Out of 208 votes, 88 were in favor of the proposal while 120 were against it.
Six communities in Michigan voted to decriminalize marijuana in November. There were five other communities in November that voted against decriminalization measures.
In August citizens of Hazel Park and Oak Park voted in favor of a similar proposal to make it legal for those over the age of 21 to possess less than an ounce and transfer it on private property. In 2013 voters in Ferndale, Jackson and Lansing approved the decriminalization of marijuana.
While Michigan has made possession for medical use legal it is still illegal to possess marijuana for personal use. The decriminalization by communities conflicts with state law.