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Light up Detroit ! marijuana possession on the City of Detroit  ballot

Court of Appeals rules that it was outside the authority of defendant city clerk and defendant city election commission to consider the substance and effect of an initiative regarding marijuana possession, and defendants had a clear legal duty to place the matter on the ballot once the clerk determined that the petition had the requisite number of qualified signatures. Plaintiff had a clear legal right to the placement of the initiative on the ballot and had no other remedy that would achieve the same result. Where the question of whether a ballot proposal conflicts with state law is a complex, close question of law, the judiciary should let the legislative process proceed.