“Chicago City Council passes pot ticket ordinance” @ Chicago Tribune

Posted on June 27, 2012

Kristen Mack —  June 27, 2012: “The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly voted today to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s  proposal passed 44-3, allowing Chicago police to issue pot-possession tickets starting Aug. 4. The move makes Chicago among a growing wave of states and several of the largest U.S. cities to adopt reduced penalties.

The ordinance gives Chicago police the discretion to issue citations between $250 to $500 for someone with 15 grams or less of pot……………..”

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