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Kalamazoo Commissioners to take up marijuana transport ordinance


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Kalamazoo City Commissioners will receive ordinance language Monday night that will propose that the city adopt the state rules for proper transport of marijuana.

There is apparently a legal way and an illegal way to do it. The proper way is to put it in a closed container and carry it in the truck, where it can’t be accessed while the car is being driven. If the car doesn’t have a trunk, it must be enclosed in a case that is not readily available from the interior of the vehicle.  Transporting it in the interior is a misdemeanor.

City Attorney Clyde Robinson says such violations are usually part of a case that involves multiple charges, and by adopting the state language the city won’t have to turn prosecution for this particular charge over to the County Prosecutor. It’s just more efficient.

Robinson also notes that the state spells marihuana with an “h”, and not a “j”.

Commissioners will be asked to accept it for first reading, and if there are no major issues, vote on it at their next meeting.