Four Michigan cities – Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, and Ypsilanti – all approved decriminalization initiatives last night.

 

In Detroit, a ballot measure that will decriminalize marijuana by removing all penalties for possession of up to an ounce of pot for adults over the age of 21 passed resoundingly. Voters in Detroit approved Proposal M 65 to 35 percent.

 

The city of Flint also passed a decrim initiative that removes penalties for those 19 and older possessing up to an ounce of pot or paraphernalia.

 

In Grand Rapids, Michigan 60% of voters approved Proposal 2, which will amend the city charter to make marijuana-related infractions a civil offense.

 

And finally, in the city of Ypsilanti, voters approved an initiative that will make possession or consumption of an ounce or less of pot the lowest law enforcement priority. According to reports, the initiative passed easily - 5,635 to 1,914.

 
All in all, a very good day for Michigan cities.