Lawrence city leaders express support for lowering fine for marijuana possession to $1 – Lawrence Journal

photo by: City of Lawrence

Lawrence city commissioners discuss penalties for marijuana possession at a work session, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at City Hall.


One dollar. That’s how much Lawrence city leaders indicated they think those charged with possessing small amounts of marijuana should be fined.

As part of its work session Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission reviewed a draft ordinance that proposed reducing the minimum fine, currently $200, for those convicted of possessing 32 grams or less of marijuana. A draft of the changes suggested more at


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