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Ordinance to lower the penalty for misdemeanor marijuana offenses passes in Norwood

Ordinance to lower the penalty for misdemeanor marijuana offenses passes in Norwood
Posted at 10:44 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 01:40:58-05

NORWOOD, Ohio -- A proposed ordinance lowering the penalty for misdemeanor marijuana offenses to the lowest penalty allowed by state law was adopted by Norwood voters Tuesday evening.

With 6,033 people reporting, the ordinance passed overwhelmingly by a vote of 4,367 to 1,666. The ordinance was championed by the group Sensible Norwood. 

"The people have spoken and we want common sense marijuana laws," Sensible Norwood founder Amy Wolfinbarger said. " We are not criminals and we no longer want to be treated as such. We are extremely grateful to the citizens of Norwood for all the support we have received throughout our campaign."