Denver mulls penalties for underage pot users

DENVER — Denver is considering lower penalties for people who use marijuana underage.

The Denver City Council gave initial approval Monday night to a measure that would decriminalize the possession of an ounce of marijuana or less for people between the ages of 18 and 21. Penalties would include only fines and no jail time.

The penalties would apply to those young adults without medical permission to use the drug.

The Denver Post reports that the measure would impose fines that range from $150 for the first offense up to $999. The fines would be similar to what people over the age of 21 face when caught smoking or displaying marijuana in public.

A final vote is scheduled next week.


COMMENTS

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


TOP JOBS
  • Pt Sale Position

    The Circulation Department of The Daily Sentinel is looking to fill a

  • Cdl Instructor

    wantedSAGE of Grand JunctionSpend Nights/Weekends at HOME!

  • Healthcare Opportunities

    Mind Springs, Inc. is a growing not for profit company.We are adding new ...

  • Controller

    for Grand Junction Housing Authority. Key position responsible for high...

  • Parts Manager

    Hiringfor John Deere Dealership. Must have 5-7 years parts experience an...

  • Government

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Criminal Justice Services Criminal Justic...

Search More Jobs





THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Sign in to your account
Information

© 2015 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy