City council members in Kansas City, Missouri approved a municipal ordinance repealing all local penalties specific to activities involving the personal possession of marijuana.
“Suspicionless marijuana testing never has been an evidence-based policy. Rather, these discriminatory practices are a holdover from the zeitgeist of the 1980s ‘war on drugs.’
City Representatives Alexsandra Anello (District 2) and Dr. Sam Morgan (District 4) filed a resolution seeking to implement a Cite and Release program after working closely with members of El Paso NORML and LegalizEP.
The Act states, “A public employer may not refuse to hire, terminate from employment, penalize, fail to promote, or otherwise take adverse employment action against an individual based upon the individual’s status as a qualifying patient.”
The City of Jacksonville, Florida is considering a marijuana decriminalization measure that would impose a $100 fine for possessing 20 grams or less of instead of jail time.
Members of the Cincinnati City Council have voted in favor of a municipal measure eliminating criminal and civil penalties for marijuana possession. Under the ordinance, activities involving the possession of up to 100 grams of marijuana will no longer be subject to local penalties.
NORML KC to kick off series of educational seminars to discuss the final rules for Amendment 2. Patients and caregivers will receive all the resources they need to be compliant with Missouri’s medical marijuana program. Each seminar is free and open to the public!
City lawmakers have successfully passed a pair of municipal bills limiting situations where those seeking employment or on probation may be drug tested for past cannabis exposure.