We need 5 members of Lansing City Council to vote YES to adapt the change on the back of the petition (Proposal M) updating City Ordinance to allow the following. 

Marijuana use as approved by a Licensed State of Michigan Medical Professional in the City of Lansing MI

Marijuana possession to a $75.00 Municipal Civil Infraction in the City of Lansing

(Proposal M - City of Lansing Petition (PDF))

If the council does not agree by vote, the measure shall be placed on the ballot as a question on Tuesday November 7th, 2006.

City of Lansing Michigan

2004  Drug Arrests by Type of Drug

Description

# %
Marijuana Possession 2306 74%
Narcotic Equipment Possession 222 7%
Forfeiture 218 7%
Cocaine Possession 94 3%
Cocaine Delivery 89 3%
Marijuana Delivery 86 3%
Frequenting a Drug House 53 2%
Miscellaneous Drugs 21 1%
Heroin Possession/Delivery 17 1%
Loitering in a Drug Area 10 0%
Imitation Narcotics 0 0%
Total Drug Arrests 3116  
 
   
Source: 2004 Lansing Police Department - Annual Report 
   

City of Lansing Michigan / Ingham County

2003 Drug Arrests by Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group

Lansing City

Ingham County

White 127 24% 420 45%
Black 360 69% 461 49%
American Indian/Alaskan 1 0% 2 0%
Asian/Pacific Isle 2 0% 9 1%
Hispanic 33 6% 39 4%
Unknown 0 0% 7 1%
Total Drug Arrests  523  

938

 
Lansing Police/Ingham County 2003