Friday, June 10, 2011

La Crosse Common Council Votes to De-criminalize Possessing Some Marijuana

Despite the growing evidence of the harmful effects of marijuana use, during the Thursday, June 9, 2011 La Crosse Common Council meeting, the Common Council voted 11-4 to de-criminalize first offenders who possessed up to 7 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia as a municipal offense rather than a criminal charge.  You can read the story here .

The issue now goes to Mayor Mathias Harter who will have to decide whether or not to veto this ordinance.  He has until 5:00pm Tuesday, June 14th to make his decision. 

To share with Mayor Harter your views you may call his office at (608) 789-7500 or email him at:

You may also share your views/concerns with the La Crosse Common Council at (608) 789-7510 or you may email all the Council members here .