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City passes ordinance asking police to not cite for marijuana possession

The passing of the ordinance encourages police to not arrest or cite someone for possessing a small amount of marijuana.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – In a 15-9 vote, the Louisville Metro Council has passed an ordinance making marijuana possession the lowest law enforcement priority.

The passing of the ordinance encourages police to not arrest or cite someone for possessing a small amount of marijuana.

Officials hope the ordinance, while not prohibiting officers from making arrests or issuing citations, will give officers discretion in cases where an adult has less than half an ounce of marijuana and is not harming anyone else.

However, Kentucky law states that possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor and can carry up to 45 days in jail.

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