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Council to consider marijuana initiatives

Monday, August 2, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 6:00 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Two proposals for changing the way Columbia deals with misdemeanor marijuana cases will be considered by the Columbia City Council tonight.

The proposals are the result of initiative petitions from the Columbia Alliance for Patients and Education. One calls for dismissing charges against people caught with marijuana if they have a doctor’s approval to use the drug. The other calls for handling misdemeanor possession cases in Municipal Court and prohibiting jail time. Rejection of the initiatives would require that the council place the initiatives on the Nov. 2 general election ballot.

The agenda also includes requests by developer Don Stohldrier to rezone three tracts along Green Meadows Road to accommodate a planned mix of townhouses and villas.

The council meets at 7 p.m. in its chambers at the Daniel Boone Building, 701 E. Broadway.


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