UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI)-- The penalty for possessing a small amount of marijuana in Missouri would be reduced under a proposed law introduced Thursday in the Missouri House of Representatives.
A state representative from University City is sponsoring the bill.
Democrat Rory Ellinger says too many young people have trouble getting a good job because of a minor marijuana conviction.
His bill would keep that off a person's record if they paid their fine and completed community service.
Ellinger's measure is patterned after an existing marijuana penalty ordinance in Columbia, Missouri.