Possession of small amounts of marijuana would, under some circumstances be handled by city prosecutors under legislation sent to Mayor Francis Slay today.
Under Ald. Shane Cohn's legislation, first and second-time offenders carrying less than 35 grams of pot would automatically receive a citation and face a maximum $500 fine. It would not apply to those with recent felony convictions, with two or more misdemeanor possession convictions, or if the marijuana possession is part of another crime.
Later this month, on April 27, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay will become the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history.
With more than 81 percent of the vote, Slay won his fourth term as mayor yesterday, besting a candidate from the Green Party, and prior, defeating two primary challengers including Board of Alderman president Lewis Reed.
“I love this city dearly and I really love the people more than anything,” Slay told host Don Marsh. “I like what I do and I’ve got a good team and I’m looking forward to the next four years.”