Clear council majority intends to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana

Clear council majority intends to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana
Clear council majority intends to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana

CINCINNATI —Possessing pot in Cincinnati could change in dramatic fashion at mid-week.

A clear council majority intends to decriminalize small amounts. But, on the eve of a consequential vote, there was still a good deal of hand-wringing over certain conditions.

The nuances in front of city lawmakers are noteworthy.

There is an alternative proposed by Councilman David Mann, raising the question about whether the amount is negotiable.

There is ongoing internal discussion about setting an age limit.

There is also concern about possible unintended consequences of decriminalization.

Would any place to roll and smoke a joint become commonplace?

Those weighing the amount of permissible pot in Cincinnati point to Fountain Square to make their points.

Prosecutor Joe Deters, for one.