Thursday, March 16, 2006

Cincinnati marijuana ordinance

Having “a little pot” – say under 200 grams -- could become more expensive if you’re caught with it in Cincinnati under a new city ordinance currently being considered.

Possession is currently charged under the Ohio Revised Code, where having small amounts of marijuana is a fourth degree misdemeanor. {See ORC § 2925.11 (C)(3) }. The Cincinnati ordinance retains the fourth degree misdemeanor rating for first-time offenders, but makes it a first-degree misdemeanor for those having prior convictions, elevating the penalty to up to $1000 and six months in jail.

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