The Rock County, Wisconsin Board of Supervisors have reduced cannabis possession fined to one dollar, Channel 3000 reports. While the move stops short of decriminalization, it does significantly reduce fines in the county which previously ran from $150 to $500 depending on the offense.
Additionally, the change only applies to those charged by the county sheriffs.
Jacob Taylor, supervisor of the county’s 16th district and sponsor of the ordinance, said that in 2018, 70 percent of county residents voted in favor of a referendum on cannabis legalization. He said reducing the fine says that county officials are “listening to voters.”