Milwaukee Mayor Signs Measure Reducing Penalty for Cannabis Possession by 90%

milwaukeeflagMilwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has signed into law a measure reducing the penalty for cannabis possession by 90%. The measure passed the city’s Common Council earlier this month with a 10 to 3 vote.

The new law reduces the penalty for someone caught possessing up to 25 grams of cannabis from a $500 fine, to a maximum fine of $50. Unfortunately the proposal only effects an individuals first-time cannabis possession offense, meaning subsequent offenses will remain a potential misdemeanor.

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