An Eau ClaireCity Council member is taking the recent support for pot as a sign to reduce the penalties. Andrew Werthmann wants the fine for marijuana possession in the city reduced to one dollar.
Andrew Werthmann is the Acting City Council President and says the county’s response to an advisory referendum sent a clear message that people want to decriminalize small possession of pot. Eau Claire County was one of 16 counties to vote on the referendum gauging public opinion about the legalization of marijuana in some form. All 16 counties passed the referendum.