Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:14 PM
MagickMuffin (7,618 posts)
CHICAGO DECRIMINALIZES SMALL AMOUNTS OF MARIJUANA.... <<Headline from thinkprogress>>
The Chicago City Council has voted 43-2 to “decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.” The city will now “issue a ticket for possession of 15 grams of marijuana or less,” but arrests “would still be mandated for anyone caught smoking pot in public or possessing marijuana in or near a school or in or near a park.”
Chicago joins a number of states and cities who are considering similar decriminalization legislation. 15 states and a number of cities have reduced the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana, including: Seattle, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, as well as university towns like Champaign, Illinois, and Madison, Wisconsin.
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CHICAGO DECRIMINALIZES SMALL AMOUNTS OF MARIJUANA.... <<Headline from thinkprogress>> (Original post)
Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #3)
Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:26 PM
frazzled (13,285 posts)
8. Heck, you get a fine in Chicago if you smoke a cigarette within 15 feet of a bldg. entrance
up to $250. So no biggie on pot fines.
Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)
Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:23 PM
cthulu2016 (10,960 posts)
7. Fuckin' metric system...
Actually, pot is frequently sold by the gram these days, and drugs probably the biggest reason people know what a gram or kilo is, but still... what is the point of a law that is not readily comprehensible to many folks who may run afoul of the law?
For the record, I think 15 grams is a little over 1/2 ounce.