Cincinnati Vice Mayor Smitherman announced right now that his workplace has been notified that “all prosecutions/charges of 100 grams of cannabis or much less in the City of Cincinnati will be dismissed promptly.”
“This is genuine criminal justice reform in action that will help our citizens in not obtaining criminal records that unnecessarily impede their potential to get a job. I program to move forward with a Charter Amendment that will call for by law the City of Cincinnati take a proactive method to expungement,” stated Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman.
Smitherman says that his workplace was notified of this by City Solicitor Paula Boggs Muething and City Manager Patrick Duhaney. Smitherman also says that the dismissals are due to the Smitherman/Pastor legislation on cannabis.
“The information shows that 86% of these becoming charged are African American males and I would like to thank all of my colleagues who voted in the affirmative to decriminalize possession of 100 grams or much less of marijuana,” stated Smitherman.