MADISON — Madison’s Common Council has pased a series of ordinances decriminalizing the use of marijuana on public and private property.
According to the city’s common council, beginning Friday those 18 or older in the city can possess up to 28 grams without facing penalty. They are also allowing the use of paraphernalia, such as bongs or pipes.
Canabis cannot be used withing 1000 feet of any school or on school buses. In addition, it is banned in operating motor vehicles by the driver and passengers.
Common Council member Michael Verveer hopes the decriminalization will help improve trust between community and law enforcement. Verveer also wants it legalized because he believes the state is missing out on the tax revanue.