Jackson Marijuana Ordinances
March 29, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Hal and Mal's
200 Commerce St., Jackson, MS 39201
In February, the Jackson city council amended an ordinance to decriminalize marijuana. Councilman De’Keither Stamps introduced the ordinance to amend Chapter 86 Article III. The measure passed.
The amendment limits the maximum penalty for possession of 30 grams, or just over an ounce, to a $100 fine with no prison time for the first offense. It still remains illegal under Jackson city law, just a lower level of punishment, a lower fine, and no jail time.
“How we criminalize this is the issue and we must get out of the habit of turning users into criminals,” said Stamps. “But giving them the appropriate treatment they need to move forward.”
Join us as we welcome Councilman Stamps for a discussion on the new marijuana ordinance and how it will affect the Jackson community.
Jackson joins 13 other cities, including Atlanta, Memphis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC, which have lessened penalties for personal possession.
Join us for a healthy discussion on this issue and to meet and network with other liberty-minded young professionals from across Jackson. Food and drinks are on us! RSVP now.