UPDATE: Ordinance Passed to Lower Marijuana Fines

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UPDATE: 12/5/18 12:30 pm

On December 5th, the Green Bay Common Council passed an ordinance that lowers the fine for possessing marijuana. Nine Common Council members voted yes and two voted no.

Fines will be reduced to $500

ORIGINAL STORY: 

The City Council passed their 2019 budget Monday night. Ambulance service at Station 7 will also be restored after concerns that they would lose a full crew due to the proposed budget cuts. 

Fines for possessing marijuana will also be reduced from a maximum fine of $1,000 to $500. Mayor Jim Schmitt said it was a proposal that the police department supported. It will go into effect by the end of the year.

Check out Mayor Schmitt’s full Community Update on Local 5 This Morning in the video above. 

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