CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Charlottesville City Council says it’s time for the state to rethink its policies on marijuana possession.

Media outlets report that the council adopted a resolution Monday night calling on the state to revisit sentencing guidelines for simple marijuana possession. It also proposes eliminating rules that suppose intent to distribute marijuana without evidence.

The resolution also asks the General Assembly and the governor to “give due consideration” to bills that would decriminalize, legalize or regulate marijuana like alcohol.

Mayor Sayendra Huja and Councilor Kathy Galvin opposed the resolution.

Huja says it would detract from community health, safety and the welfare of citizens.

Galvin says the council shouldn’t use its “bully pulpit” to send mixed messages to children.

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