Alderwoman Files Bill to 'Effectively Legalize' Marijuana in St. Louis

Alderwoman Files Bill to 'Effectively Legalize' Marijuana in St. Louis

The bill would prohibit the use of city resources to enforce laws prohibiting the use of cannabis.

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October 25, 2017

A city alderwoman has filed a bill that will “effectively legalize” marijuana in the city of St. Louis.

Ward 15 Alderwoman Megan Green says she has filed a bill that will be introduced Friday at the Board of Alderman meeting. The bill would prohibit the use of city resources to enforce laws prohibiting the use of marijuana.

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“We have real crime to deal with in this city,” Green said, adding that police should not be spending time and resources on a substance that is now considered legal in many cities and states. Marijuana is still illegal under federal law but federal officials are not currently enforcing those laws under a practice that began under the Obama administration.

Green said she has at least six co-sponsors for her legislation and is confident it can pass the full board.

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