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Law Enforcement Officials Declare Their Disapproval of City’s Undemocratic Approach
The City of Flint, Michigan has announced that despite a successful ballot measure decriminalizing the adult possession of marijuana approved by 54 percent of voters last week, it will continue to prosecute people for marijuana possession. City officials called the vote “symbolic,” saying they would continue to arrest people for pot.
“We’re still police officers and we’re still empowered to enforce the laws of the state of Michigan and the United States,” said Flint police chief Alvern Lock, reports Gary Ridley at “We’re still going to enforce the laws as we’ve been enforcing them.”
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a group of law enforcement officials who support legalization of marijuana, on Wednesday publicly condemned the city’s actions. 

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​A woman was beaten by a group of people on Christmas Day after stealing, then returning a bag of marijuana to a drug dealer, according to a Flint, Michigan police report.

The victim went to a location in Genesee Township with a friend to buy marijuana, according to police, reports Kahlil AlHajal of The Flint Journal. She bought some weed, but also stole a bag at about 10 p.m., police said.
When she had a change of heart — or perhaps realized what a dumb thing she’d done — she tried to return the stolen bag to the dealer about 20 minutes later. But when she showed back up, several men and women began punching and kicking the at first sticky-fingered but now repentant woman, even beating her with belts, according to police.

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​After stripping an ordinance of its powers to crack down on medical marijuana businesses, the Flint Township board voted down the ordinance at their regular meeting Monday night anyway, reports Blake Thorne of the Flint Journal.

The township’s planning commission had passed an amendment to the township’s zoning rules which required all “uses or businesses seeking approval or permits from the township must comply with federal, state and local law.” 
Since marijuana is illegal for any purpose, including medical uses, under federal law, the ordinance would have effectively banned medical marijuana businesses from the township. Because of federal law, any business which sells, distributes or allows medical marijuana would have been in violation of the township ordinance.

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​Man Posing As Police Officer Seizes 12 Pot Plants, $500, Gun

Fake, fake, fake the police?

A Michigan man told police a suspect posing as a police officer made off with his marijuana plants, a gun, and $500 at about 2 p.m. on Friday, according to police reports.

The victim told police he saw two vehicles pull up to his home in Flint, Mich., reports Laura Misjack at The Flint Journal.
A 65-year-old man first knocked and asked to see a woman who didn’t live there. The victim said he told him the woman didn’t live there and shut the door.
Then the man knocked again, this time claiming to be a police officer.