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Locals deal with new marijuana law


January 2, 2019


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As of Dec. 6 last year, it became legal in Michigan to possess and use recreational marijuana within designated guidelines.

The new freedom occurred despite 10 of the Upper Peninsula’s 15 counties voting no on Proposal 1 during the mid-term elections on Nov. 6. Only Marquette, Houghton, Keweenaw, Chippewa and Alger counties joined many downstate locales in approving the measure.

Fifty-six percent of Michigan’s voters said yes, but county totals were sometimes close, as in Gogebic, where 3,377 said no and 3,163 said yes.

Moreover, the new ruling w...

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