A bill filed this week allowing the use, sale and growth of marijuana in St. Louis aims to reduce disproportionate penalties for existing violations and free up time for police to focus on crimes with victims.
The bill, sponsored by Alderwoman Megan Green, 15th Ward, would stop enforcement of any laws that permit “the civil or criminal punishment for the use or possession of marijuana or marijuana paraphernalia against any individual or entity,” except under certain circumstances.
Civil or criminal penalties could be enforced on anyone using marijuana under the age of 21, selling to someone under 21, or anyone possessing more than two ounces of marijuana or more than 10 marijuana plants for cultivation. [Read More at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
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