La Crosse Decriminalizes Small Amount of Marijuana Possession

La Crosse Decriminalizes Small Amount of Marijuana Possession

La Crosse, Wisconsin(WXOW)-The La Crosse City Council voted Thursday night to approve an ordinance that would decriminalize possession of marijuana.

The council approved the measure 11 to 4.

Under the ordinance, first time offenders possessing seven or less grams of marijuana can be given a municipal ticket instead of being charged criminally.

A last minute amendment was approved to appease both sides, splitting proceeds from the tickets between the DARE program and the city’s general fund.

But opinions were still strong.

Even though the ordinance has passed, it’s really more of suggestion.

Police can still criminally charge someone who is in possession of seven grams or less of marijuana.

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Regular meetings of the Common Council are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 P.M.

Committee of the Whole meetings are held on the Tuesday immediately preceding each regular meeting of the Common Council at 7:30 P.M.

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