Items Types:
Ordinances/1st Read
For Meeting of:
April 18, 2016
District: ALL From:
Contract ID: Document Number:
Exhibits: Yes On File (City Clerk) : Yes Draft Only: No
Grant Received by City?: No

Proposed ordinance #2016-36, relating to the possession of cannabis and cannabis paraphernalia.


Proposed ordinance #2016-36 would make possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana or possession of cannabis paraphernalia a city code violation. Violations are a civil infraction, rather than a crime, and are punishable by a $50 fine for the first offense, a $100 fine for the second offense, and a mandatory court appearance for the third and subsequent offenses. Under current state law, possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana (or marijuana paraphernalia) is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail, up to a $1,000 fine, up to 1 year of probation, and a possibly life-long criminal record.    

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: No fiscal impact.

Recommended Action:
Approval on first reading.

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: Kyle Shephard or Chief John Mina
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Planning and Environmental Attorney 4/11/2016 4:14 PM
Budget Outside Routing Approval 4/11/2016 4:53 PM
City Clerk 4/11/2016 5:02 PM

Name: Description: Type:
Cannabis_and_paraphernalia_possession_ordinance_2016-36.pdf Proposed ordinance #2016-36 Backup Material

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