Pot penalty shrinks in Sturgeon Bay

The Sturgeon Bay city council voted Tuesday to eliminate a fine for possession of marijuana on private property and to make penalties for possession on public property the same as those for open intoxicants.

Council member Seth Wiederanders has been a proponent of decriminalizing marijuana possession since being elected.

Sturgeon Bay voters narrowly approved an advisory referendum in April supporting recreational use of marijuana. The vote to approve medicinal use was passed overwhelmingly.

Gary Nault was the only council member to vote against the resolution.


For the reductions to become effective a majority of city council members at  two consecutive meetings must now approve the changes.


Picture courtesy of the City of Sturgeon Bay

Search Our Site

Current Weather




Would you like to see ATVs allowed on city streets, town roads, and county highways?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.

Sports Poll

Which traditional spring high school sport do you enjoy following the most?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.

Birthday Club

Obituaries are provided as a service of the

Schinderle Funeral Home of Algoma


Click Here for more Obituaries

Obituary posting fee is $25


Sign up for our Daily Electronic Newspaper!

Get the latest news with our Daily Electronic Newspaper delivered to your inbox.

Get the latest updates for Big Deals delivered to your inbox every Monday, Wednesday & Friday.