NEWS RELEASE   11/7/2012

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CITY OF FLINT STATEMENT ON MARIJUANA BALLOT INITIATIVE
Flint, Michigan November 7, 2012 The City of Flint is today announcing its position on the recent ballot proposal regarding the decriminalization of marijuana. The ballot proposal approved by Flint voters creating an exemption under city ordinance to allow persons at least nineteen years old to possess less than one ounce of marijuana is symbolic in nature. It does not decriminalize possession of marijuana.

Possession of marijuana continues to be illegal under state and federal laws. The
police will continue to enforce state and federal laws relating to possession of
marijuana. The ballot initiate does not provide a defense to those laws and the public should fully appreciate that possession of marijuana remains illegal.

For further questions please contact Flint City Attorney Pete Bade at 237-2075.


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