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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:14 PM

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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Reply CHICAGO DECRIMINALIZES SMALL AMOUNTS OF MARIJUANA.... <<Headline from thinkprogress>> (Original post)
MagickMuffin Jun 2012 OP
MagickMuffin Jun 2012 #1
SammyWinstonJack Jun 2012 #2
riderinthestorm Jun 2012 #3
frazzled Jun 2012 #8
bemildred Jun 2012 #4
panader0 Jun 2012 #5
RadiationTherapy Jun 2012 #6
cthulu2016 Jun 2012 #7
MagickMuffin Jun 2012 #9
dionysus Jun 2012 #10

Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:23 PM

1. Holy-Moly

I thought this would be considered BIG news!



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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:24 PM

2. rec

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:07 PM

3. About time! Way overdue. The fines are ridiculous but maybe in time that will change. nt

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:26 PM

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.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:19 PM

4. PSA: 15 grams is about half and ounce. nt

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Response to bemildred (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:23 PM

5. If it's decent smoke, 15 grams would last me a month. Yea Chicago!!

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:23 PM

6. 43:2 is a notable ratio. Impressive.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:23 PM

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.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:11 PM

9. 28 grams is an ounce ;=}

Blame the scales

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:18 PM

10. an eigth is about 3.5 grams if i recall

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