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New Bill Could Significantly Relax St. Louis Marijuana Laws

February 13, 2018 - 7:00 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A controversial bill that would change marijuana laws in St. Louis will be heard tonight in the Board of Aldermen. The bill was first read back in late October, now it goes to the full Legislation Committee tonight.

Board Bill 180 would significantly relax marijuana laws in the city of St. Louis.  Anyone over the age of 21 would be able to legally buy or sell two ounces or less. 

The bill would prohibit the city and the police department from committing any resources to citing people for small-scale possession. It would also impact employers, who would not be allowed to hire or fire anyone simply based on the usage of marijuana.  They would not even be able to legally drug test.

Alderwoman Megan Green sponsored the bill, which will be heard by the full Legislation Committee tonight at City Hall.  Admission is free for the public. It starts at 6:30.