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City To Consider Lowering Penalties For Marijuana Possession

Dec 4, 2018

Credit WCBE files

Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin says he is working on a proposal to reduce the criminal penalties for marijuana possession. 

He hopes to introduce a plan next year. Hardin says as medical marijuana becomes legal, council has a 'moral obligation' to address criminal sentencing because it disproportionately hurts young people of color.