Lafayette Marijuana Fine Prompts Judge To Resign

(AP) LAFAYETTE, Colo. A judge has resigned to protest a proposal to impose stiffer city penalties in Lafayette for marijuana possession.

Leon Frieling, a Boulder attorney, resigned Monday as an associate municipal judge, citing an ordinance that would set a fine of up to $1,000 and a jail term of up to a year for marijuana. The existing city fine is $100, the same penalty set under state law.