East Lansing voters OK marijuana decriminalization proposal

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Voters in East Lansing have approved a measure to decriminalize marijuana.

Unofficial returns from Tuesday’s vote showed 65 percent in favor of the proposal and 35 percent voting against the measure. The charter amendment was to make the use, possession and transfer of up to 1 ounce of the marijuana legal for people 21 years or older on private property.

Voters in a number of Michigan communities have approved similar measures in recent years. The vote comes amid statewide marijuana legalization efforts.

Michigan bans marijuana use and possession unless it’s medical marijuana.

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