The proposed legislation eliminates a $150 fine and other court costs for minor pot offenses.
The ordinance also says that an arrest or conviction for a minor misdemeanor marijuana offense “does not constitute a criminal record” and does not need to be reported when people apply for jobs, licenses or other rights or privileges.
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Under the proposal, possession of less than 100 grams of marijuana in Dayton is a minor misdemeanor. Possessing less than five grams of solid hashish and one gram of liquid hash would be a minor misdemeanor.
Possession of paraphernalia only used for marijuana or hash would be a minor misdemeanor. Gifting 20 grams or less of marijuana also would be a minor misdemeanor.
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