Make your voice heard! Contact your Alderman and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact information at end of post.
6:30 pm Tuesday, January 13, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Kennedy Hearing Room, Room 208
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public
Board Bill 180 by 15th Ward Alderwoman Megan Green, 3rd Ward Alderman Brandon Bosley, 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia, 9th Ward Alderman Dan Guenther, 25th Ward Alderman Shane Cohn, and 26th Ward Alderman Frank Williamson, to regulate the use of City resources to enforce laws against marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia, to enforce marijuana laws by restricting illegal acts regarding marijuana usage or possession, to allow for police use of marijuana as cause for reasonable suspicion in searches, to minimize disproportionate penalties for violations, to prioritize enforcement activities of the City of St. Louis, including the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, and to eliminate redundant law enforcement of marijuana laws where adequate enforcement exists under federal law which prohibits the same conduct.
On 1/26/2018 the Board of Aldermen passed Board Bill 193 by Board President Lewis Reed et al to reduce fines for some marijuana offenses.
1/26/2018 St. Louis American: The tale of two marijuana bills
12/20/2017 Riverfront Times: St. Louis Police Continue to Cite Blacks for Marijuana Possession at a High Rate
12/12/2017 St. Louis American: Why a former Missouri Supreme Court justice helped write a marijuana reform bill
12/8/2017 Riverfront Times: Marijuana Legalization Proposal Gets Grilled by St. Louis Aldermen
11/20/2017 Riverfront Times: After Blasting Marijuana Legalization Bill on NextDoor, Lewis Reed Proposes Alternative
11/18/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Getting caught with pot in St. Louis would be less expensive under proposal
11/7/2017 Riverfront Times: After St. Louis ‘Decriminalized’ Weed, Police Cited 800+ People
10/25/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: New bill would allow for use, sale and growth of marijuana in St. Louis
10/25/2017 St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis alderwoman seeks to block enforcement of anti-marijuana laws
Members of the Legislation Committee include: 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro, Chair; 2nd Ward Alderwoman Lisa Middlebrook; 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard; 12th Ward Alderman Larry Arnowitz; 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy; 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard; 18th Ward Alderman Terry Kennedy; 22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd; 24th Ward Alderman Scott Ogilvie; 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro. Board President Reed is a voting member of all committees.