HARRISBURG Pa., (WHTM) – Wednesday night Harrisburg City Council’s Public Safety Committee will discuss decriminalizing marijuana.
It’s a move several other cities in the state, like Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, have already made.
Mayor Eric Papenfuse wants to add Harrisburg to that list. Installing a “three strikes program” with penalties similar to those of a parking ticket.
For a first offense, a fine of $100. A second offense, $200, and the third would result in a misdemeanor charge.
Papenfuse says this would help police to focus on more serious violent crimes, instead of being in court for these charges.
Wednesday’s meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.
It is the latest in a series of public meetings on the topic. So far, the response has been positive.