Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Flint “Leaders” Disregard Will of Voters, Say They Will Ignore Voter-Passed Marijuana Decriminalization Measure

 Law Enforcement Officials Declare Their Disapproval of City’s Undemocratic Approach

 FLINT, MI –The City of Flint has announced that despite a successful ballot measure decriminalizing the adult possession of marijuana approved by 54% of voters last week, it would continue to prosecute people for marijuana possession. Today Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, a group of law enforcement officials who support legalization of marijuana publicly condemned the city’s actions. 

“This is in direct violation of the wishes of voters who opted for a decriminalization approach similar to those successfully implemented in cities across the country,” said Executive Director Neill Franklin. “Keeping marijuana illegal benefits no one. It’s expensive, ineffective, and destroys the relationship between police and the communities they serve. The citizens of Flint spoke loud and clear in favor of change. City officials should respect the wishes of the voters who put them into office and can remove them just as easily.”

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) represents police, prosecutors, judges, corrections officials and others who, after witnessing the harms of the drug war firsthand, are now devoted to ending that war. More info at

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2012
CONTACT: Tom Angell – (202) 557-4979 or


  1. I live in Mississippi. and i wanted to no how u got it on the ballet. for voters


  3. They'll say anything to get elected, then once elected they get on their high horse and disregard the citizens that elected them. I don't understand how they keep getting reelected. If the person who gave me my job said to follow this policy and I told him I know better than he/she does and I will do what I want. I would be looking for a job and have very poor references.

  4. Here is the link to the actual city press release.


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