Philadelphia Decriminalization

City Council Favors Philadelphia Decriminalization

“PHILADELPHIA – A veto-proof majority of Philadelphia City Council is supporting a bill to effectively decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The bill passed Thursday, 13-3, with every Democrat in favor of it and every Republican against it. A spokesman for Mayor Michael Nutter would not immediately say whether the Democrat would sign it.

The measure would allow the police department to change its policy to no longer require officers to arrest somebody who is 18 and older for possessing 30 grams or less of marijuana. It would still be punishable by a $25 fine.”

Read More: WFMZ Philadelphia



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