“Decriminalize Oshkosh” delivers petitions to reduce marijuana penalties

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OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) – A group calling itself “Decriminalize Oshkosh” is petitioning to reduce penalties for marijuana.

Their proposed ordinance would reduce a first-offense possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana to a $25 fine. Currently citations are between $125 and $500.

The group dropped off petitions on Friday to move the action forward.

Decriminalize Oshkosh needs signatures from 15 percent of Oshkosh residents who voted in the last gubernatorial election.

The city has 30 days to approve the signatures and either enact the ordinance as written or put it to a referendum in the spring election.