JACKSON, MI — Voters last week approved a local initiative to legalize the possession of up to an ounce, and on Tuesday, the city council unanimously amended city ordinances to comply.
The change goes into effect immediately, but marijuana possession remains illegal under state law, and it isn’t clear yet what local law enforcement is going to do.
“We’re setting up times to meet with the city attorney and county prosecutor to come up with a plan,” Jackson Police Chief Matt Heins said earlier this month.
“It’s impossible to say what our strategy will be at this point. But at the end of the day, the people have spoken and the law was approved by a wide margin.”
The law passed 2,242-1,434 in an election that drew about 18 percent of registered voters.