UPDATED: NORML to urge lower pot fines at May 16 Middleton city council meeting

Posted: May 2, 2017 by Gary Storck
Category: Decriminalization

(NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect a new time & date and change to the city council meeting.) After a lengthy but successful campaign in Monona to reduce local pot penalties, activists from Madison NORML and allies are turning their attention to city of Middleton, just west of Madison. On Tuesday May 16, Middleton's city council is meeting at 7:30pm and supporters of reducing Middleton cannabis possession fines will speak during the public comment section of the meeting to urge a new proposal to reduce city pot fines to $1 plus costs be referred to the city's License and Ordinance Committee.. It is especially important the council hear from Middleton residents who want to see pot fines reduced further. If you are a resident please attend or if you know anyone who is and is willing to speak in favor, please let them know.

The city council meeting is at City Hall in downtown Middleton, 7426 Hubbard Ave.

Who: Supporters of Cannabis Decriminalization What: Middleton City Council meeting Where: Middleton City Hall7426 Hubbard Ave., Middleton When: Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 7:30pm Why: To further reduce cannabis penalties in Middleton

Middleton's current cannabis and paraphernalia possession fine structure was last modified by the city council in January 2016. Fines were lowered from a maximum $750 for a third offense to a maximum $500 for a fourth.

City of Middleton pot fines were last modified in January 2016. Here are the former and current fine amounts.

Middleton and Monona both first decriminalized cannabis in the mid-1970s, shortly before Madison did when city voters passed Ord. 23.20 on April 5, 1977 with 60% of the vote.