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Press Release - Legalized Possession and Use of Marijuana

Dec 06, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Zenell B. Brown, Executive Court Administrator
(313) 224-2236
Subject: Legalized Possession and Use of Marijuana by Individuals 21 years or older


Detroit, MI – As you know, Proposal 1 passed on November 6, 2018. This ballot proposal legalized possession and use of marijuana by individuals 21 years and older.

Please understand that this new state law does not change policies prohibiting the use or possession of marijuana on any property leased or managed by or on behalf of the Third Judicial Circuit. Therefore, Third Judicial Circuit officials, staff, contractors, or court users are prohibited from bringing marijuana onto any Third Judicial Circuit property or during off-campus Third Judicial Circuit business or events.

Marijuana use remains illegal and fully criminalized according to federal law, and the Third Judicial Circuit Court is subject to the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. Employees, officials, contractors, and court users who violate Court policy prohibiting the use or possession of illegal drugs on Court facilities will continue to be subject to legal and disciplinary action.

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