Now there is legal protection to users of small amounts of marijuana in Ferndale.
Ferndale residents voted Tuesday to ignore possession of an ounce or less of marijuana on private property. People must be at least 21 years old.
Despite its approval, it still doesn’t offer complete protection. State law still bars marijuana use and possession unless it’s medical marijuana.
In 2012, Grand Rapids voters chose to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil violation instead of a misdemeanor crime.