- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A clerk says a marijuana legalization proposal won’t appear on the November ballot in East Lansing.

The Lansing State Journal reports (http://on.lsj.com/1sODjQF ) Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum announced the decision Wednesday. She says the late addition to the ballot would cost thousands of dollars, and absentee ballots have already been mailed.

East Lansing attorney Jeffrey Hank is leading the initiative to repeal the city’s marijuana laws and allow use, possession and transfer of up to 1 ounce of the drug by people ages 21 and older. He submitted more than the necessary number of signatures in July.

Hank is protesting Byrum’s decision. He’s said waiting more than a year for a vote on the issue would disenfranchise residents.

Byrum says the proposal hasn’t met necessary deadlines for this year’s ballot.

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Information from: Lansing State Journal, http://www.lansingstatejournal.com

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