City managers move to place marijuana decriminalization on Council agenda


PORTSMOUTH — During the city manager’s conference Monday, Portsmouth City Council voted 5-0 to request a change in the city ordinances which would decriminalize possession of marijuana for amounts under 200 grams, bringing it to a first reading at the next council meeting.

Requested by 1st Ward Councilman Sean Dunne, the new legislation would amend Chapter 513.03 Drug Abuse; Controlled Substance Possession or Use of the city ordinances.