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Marijuana Decriminalized

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Possessing up to an ounce of marijuana
in California is now no more serious than getting a speeding ticket.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill late Thursday that reduces possession of an ounce or less from a misdemeanor to an infraction.

The maximum punishment is a $100 fine.

Schwarzenegger said after signing Senate Bill 1449 that he does not support the decriminalization of marijuana, but the bill would save the state courts money.

Even as a misdemeanor, possession of up to an ounce of marijuana
was still punishable only by a $100 fine and no jail time. But offenders also faced arrest, a possible court appearance and a
criminal record.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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