City Council expected to tell Cincinnati Police to leave pot smokers alone.


The City of Cincinnati today is expected to decriminalize marijuana. Sponsors of a measure to allow people to legally possess up to 100 grams of marijuana say they have the votes to get it approved.

The measure was just introduced at city hall last week and Councilwoman Amy Murray does not understand why there is such a rush to pass it. She fears there will be unintended consequences from passage like teens being able to legally smoke a joint on Fountain Square or at Taste of Cincinnati. Cincinnati Police and the Hamilton County Prosecutor both object to the 100 gram limit saying it is too much.

Councilman David Mann is proposing that the legal limit be reduced to just 1 ounce of marijuana and he wants that only to apply to anyone 21 or older. Mann is Scott Sloan's guest today at 11:06 on Newsradio 700 WLW.

Newsradio 700WLW's Bill Cunningham talked with members of council on both sides of this issue. Listen to his podcast here.

Council meets today at 2pm, our story will be update after that with results from the vote.