Era of Citing Adults for A Victimless Crime Is Over?
Posted: 30 Aug 2009 03:30 PM PDT
DENVER <http://www.9news.com/rss/article.aspx?storyid=122082> - A city
panel in charge of overseeing marijuana possession crimes in Denver
recommended on Wednesday that the fine for possession be set at $1. If
Denver's presiding judge accepts the recommendation from the Denver
Marijuana Policy Review Panel, the fine would be the lowest in the
entire nation for marijuana possession.
"By setting the fine at just $1, we are sending a message to Denver
officials that the era of citing adults for using a less harmful drug
than alcohol is over. It's simply not worth the city's time or
resources," said panel member and SAFER Executive Director Mason Tvert,
who coordinated the successful Denver marijuana initiatives.