Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law today a proposal which will decriminalize the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis within the city, a move that was supported 14 to 2 by the City’s Council.
Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has agreed to abide by the new law, which will find cannabis decriminalized in Philadelphia, while remaining a criminal charge in the State of Pennsylvania.
Under the new law, someone caught possessing up to 30 grams of cannabis will be, at most, given a $25 ticket. Someone caught consuming cannabis in public will be, at most, given an $100 ticket, which they will be given the option of paying through 9 hours of community service
The new law goes into effect on October 21st.
The post Philadelphia Mayor Signs Cannabis Decriminalization Bill, Takes Effect October 20th appeared first on The Joint Blog.
Read this full story…..: Philadelphia Mayor Signs Cannabis Decriminalization Bill, Takes Effect October 20th