Kalamazoo, Michigan approves marijuana measure
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Voters in Kalamazoo approved a controversial amendment to the city’s charter which makes possession of a small amount of pot for those 21 years of age older a “lowest possible law enforcement priority.”
The measure was approved with 4,649 for it and 2,416 against it, reports The Kalamazoo Gazette.
Louis Stocking, who led the petition drive of the Kalamazoo Coalition for Pragmatic Cannabis Laws to get the measure before voters, said the vote was unsurprising.
“It’s pragmatic. That was the name of my campaign,” Stocking said. “It’s logical. There’s no reason for it to be a priority at all. This is a harmless drug,” said Stocking, who added that the “next drive is for a state initiative along the same lines.”
Stocking says he is considering pushing for a statewide referendum to legalize marijuana in the state.