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Task force looking at decriminalizing marijuana in Des Moines meets virtually Thursday night

They are to deliver a recommendation of their findings to Des Moines' city council by October of this year.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Decriminalizing marijuana was the center of a virtual meeting in Des Moines.

A task force met Thursday night on the issue. 

They are to deliver a recommendation to the city council, on their findings, no later than the first Monday in October. 

In a city council resolution, a 2020 ACLU report found Des Moines had one of the greatest disparities in arrests for marijuana possession between blacks and whites.

The resolution from the Des Moines City Council is available below: