Is a city ordinance violation of “possession of marijuana” considered a crime?

I believe my city has it as decriminalized. Have I been unnecessarily listing this charge on job applications?

Asked on January 11, 2013 under Criminal Law, Wisconsin


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If your city ordinance designates possession of marijuana as simply as a violation of the city ordinance and not a violation of your state's penal code then from what you have written, a violation of your municipality's ordinance is a civil as opposed to a criminal offense.

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