City official moves to reduce marijuana possession fines to $1 in Wisconsin

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WVLT) -- A member of the Eau Claire City Council in Wisconsin wants to reduce the fine for marijuana possession to $1.

The proposed ordinance amendments, brought forth by acting city council president, Andrew Werthmann, reduces the range of penalties for possession of marijuana from $100-$500 to just $1.

The amendments additionally reduce the amount a possession of marijuana citation is issued at by creating a new class of $1 forfeitures plus all applicable court costs.

This move follows an advisory referendum in Eau Claire County gauging public opinion on the legalization of marijuana.

The proposal will be brought to the Eau Claire City Council November 13.