Duluth places restrictions on smoking pot

August 16, 203

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth has become the first major city in Minnesota to officially ban smoking recreational marijuana in most public places, just 2 weeks after it became legal.

The Duluth City Council approved the ordinance Monday in an 8 to 1 vote. Restricted smoking areas include within 100 feet of a medical facility, inside any city transit authority vehicle or building, 15 feet from the nearest point of any transit shelter and some city parks.

The council also approved a $25 fine for first-time offenders, $50 for second, and $75 for any further violations. The smoking ban includes ingesting cannabis in the form of vaping, edibles and tobacco.