safer michigan coalition http://michiganradio.org en Three Michigan cities will vote on marijuana decriminalization ballot questions next week http://michiganradio.org/post/three-michigan-cities-will-vote-marijuana-decriminalization-ballot-questions-next-week <p>On Tuesday, voters in <a href="http://www.dailytribune.com/government-and-politics/20131030/ferndale-expects-large-voter-turnout-on-mayors-race-marijuana-proposal">Jackson</a>, <a href="http://www.dailytribune.com/government-and-politics/20131030/ferndale-expects-large-voter-turnout-on-mayors-race-marijuana-proposal">Ferndale</a> and <a href="http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20131026/OPINION01/310260005/Editorial-Marijuana-vote-mostly-symbolic">Lansing</a> will decide if they want their police departments to focus less on busting people for small amounts of marijuana.</p><p>The results should tell us something about whether Michigan is <a href="https://today.yougov.com/news/2013/10/21/poll-results-marijuana/">getting more comfortable with pot.&nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/10/22/239847084/public-support-for-marijuana-legalization-hits-record-high">&nbsp;</a></p><p>In Jackson, <a href="http://norml.org/mi/item/jackson-county-mi-norml">Steve Sharpe </a>says volunteers have been handing out fliers and signs, talking with prospective voters and encouraging supporters to get out and vote. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>He admits he’s been waiting for <a href="http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana">opposition </a>that so far hasn’t appeared.</p><p>“No one’s come to me and complained about this,” says Sharpe, who adds when he’s asked if he’s surprised by the lack of a sizable opposition, “I am totally surprised.”</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15069 at http://michiganradio.org Three Michigan cities will vote on marijuana decriminalization ballot questions next week