rihanna_smoking_weedSt. Louis Alderman Shane Cohn will introduce a bill Friday that would reduce the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana in the city to that of a traffic ticket.

A bill to be introduced Friday at the St. Louis Board of Aldermen would make the following changes in marijuana possession enforcement:

• Give police the ability to give a municipal violation to someone caught with small amounts of marijuana.

• The municipal violation would be punished by less harsh $100 to maximum $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail.

• Exempt anyone from another state who has a legal prescription for medical marijuana.

DELUX Magazine
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