With last week's passage of the state proposal, which legalizes recreational marijuana in Michigan for people over the age of 21, the prosecutor's office is adopting new policies. Any cases that do not comply with Proposal 1 will be reduced to the penalty provisions provided by the proposition, which is to ensure no defendant is incarcerated for offenses that will be civil infractions at the time the new law is officially certified.
Past marijuana possession convictions will be considered for expungement or dismissals if the convictions comport with the new law, as well.
With the changes, the Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office says it will continue to aggressively prosecute the sale or distribution of marijuana to children.
Proposal 1 does not change the law regarding possession of recreational marijuana until 10 days after the election results have been certified.