Denver Moves To Lower Marijuana Possession Fine To $1

August 27, 2009

Colorado (ChattahBox) – Denver, Colorado is on the verge of making a huge step in the way of marijuana legalization by proposing a new fine on marijuana possession by adults that would reduce it from $50 an offense, to $1.

The $1 fine would be the lowest in the nation, and it stems from an already low find that the city imposed back in 2008.

“By setting the fine at just $1, we are sending a message to Denver officials that the era of citing adults for using a less harmful drug than alcohol is over. It’s simply not worth the city’s time or resources,” SAFER Executive Director Mason Tvert was quoted by 9News.com.

SAFER is responsible for the initiative, and are a part of the panel put in charge of creating a new fine system for adult marijuana use.

Some within the law enforcement community have spoken out against the lowering of the fine, but considering it is only a $50 one to begin with, one has to wonder if it is more for the loss of profit for the department, and not because the punishment fits the crime.

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6 Responses to “Denver Moves To Lower Marijuana Possession Fine To $1”

  1. Old Man Dotes on August 27th, 2009 1:24 pm

    While legalizing pot makes perfect sense to me, I hope Denver will maintain a high fine for smoking in a non-smoking area. What someone chooses to do for himself is his business, forcing others to breathe your sidestream smoke is morally and ethically wrong.

  2. James L on August 27th, 2009 1:59 pm

    I agree with the Old Man. I like how Argentina ruled that it was unconstitutional to charge people when their private use didn’t harm anyone. We don’t allow drunks to wander around in public and it should be the same with marijuana. That being said, I feel it shouldn’t be an issue for someone to be carrying a small amount of marijuana just as it is not an issue for someone to have a six-pack on them as long as they aren’t drinking in public.

  3. OscarC on August 27th, 2009 2:36 pm

    This is our opportunity to put our money where our mouth is. Join us in California by donating or volunteering for the California Cannabis Initiative who is working hard at bringing us the Tax, Regulate, and Control Cannabis Act of 2010 to the ballot box. Lets end this senseless war that has drained our local, state and federal treasuries and has destroyed more families and lives than any drug itself could have ever done.

    To join or help the fight go to http://www.californiacannabisinitiative.org

    Oscar Chavez
    California Cannabis Initiative
    San Bernardino County Coordinator

  4. Colorado to lower possession fine to $1.00. Lets hope this passes! - Grasscity.com Forums on August 28th, 2009 9:50 am

    […] Colorado to lower possession fine to $1.00. Lets hope this passes! The more we see these things pass, the closer we will be to legalizing federally. Currently medical marijuana is legal in CO however if you are not a patient and you get busted with marijuana (outside of Denver county where possession is legal) then you get a $50.00 fine. That’s pretty low anyways but lowering to $1.00 will send a message that finding adults with marijuana is pointless. Lets hope this actually passes! Denver Moves To Lower Marijuana Possession Fine To $1 | ChattahBox News Blog […]

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  6. Christian Louboutin Sale on October 15th, 2009 12:01 am

    The $1 fine would be the lowest in the nation, and it stems from an already low find that the city imposed back in 2008.

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