The proposition, which is being advocated by a group called the Coalition for a Safer Detroit, would amend city law to permit “the use or possession of less than 1 ounce of marihuana, on private property, by a person who has attained the age of 21 years.”
Sgt. Eren Stephens told the Detroit Free Press Friday that Detroit’s police department would adjust to the change in policy “if it’s handled in an appropriate way, and this is what the citizens of Detroit choose.”
If successful, the proposed statewide measure would end the prohibition of the cultivation, use, sale and distribution of the cannabis plant for adults over the age of 21, but would not permit the use of marijuana while driving a motor vehicle. The group is currently collecting signatures to place that proposition on the November ballot.