Madison alders propose loosening local marijuana lawsPosted by On

MADISON, Wis. — Thirteen Madison alders have sponsored proposals that would further decriminalize marijuana. The proposals on last Tuesday’s consent agenda would allow anyone over the age of 18 to have and use up to an ounce of marijuana on private or public property with permission from the owner, would allow paraphernalia to use it and would not allow it to be used in any area designated as smoke free.

In Wisconsin, the current laws surrounding cannabis use state that possession of any amount of marijuana is a misdemeanor and punishable up to six months in prison and a $1,000 fine.

Madison Interim Police Chief Vic Wahl said when it comes to enforcing these laws, the…

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