Few Fines, Convictions Under St. Louis Marijuana Ordinance

MISSOURI:  Since last summer, 127 people have been charged under a new city ordinance reducing penalties for those caught with small amounts of marijuana.

Only one person who pleaded guilty to a possession charge has been convicted and fined for possessing pot under the new ordinance.

Most of the cases have yet to reach a disposition, but of those that have, many resulted in a suspended imposition of sentence, a probationary period that might also include drug education classes and community service. If an individual doesn’t violate the terms of the suspended imposition of sentence, there will be no conviction and no fine.

 

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