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January 10, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
More than 350 tickets were written for pot possession since the ordinance decriminalizing marijuana went into effect over the summer, bringing the city nearly $98,000 in fines. From Aug. 4 through Dec. 25, the city issued 380 citations for possessing up to 15 grams of cannabis, according to data obtained by the RedEye through a Freedom of Information Act request. The month of August saw the most tickets written. The City Council passed the law decriminalizing marijuana possession on June 27, and it went into effect Aug. 4. Getting busted with small amounts of...
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January 10, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
More than 350 tickets were written for pot possession since the ordinance decriminalizing marijuana went into effect over the summer, bringing the city nearly $98,000 in fines. From Aug. 4 through Dec. 25, the city issued 380 citations for possessing up to 15 grams of cannabis, according to data obtained by the RedEye through a Freedom of Information Act request. The month of August saw the most tickets written. The City Council passed the law decriminalizing marijuana possession on June 27, and it went into effect Aug. 4. Getting busted with small amounts of...
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November 17, 2011 | By Georgia Garvey, RedEye
You've heard the stoner arguments for legalizing pot: "Weed is 100 percent natural, dude. It's from the earth. Thomas Jefferson grew it, man. Thomas. Jefferson. " But lately the case for legalization and decriminalization of possession comes from entirely different camps, and they're using arguments with more finesse, research and economic impact than those tossed out at a party in your friend's smoke-filled basement. Witness the City Council, which is looking at reduced penalties for possession of amounts less than 10 grams.
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November 17, 2011 | By Georgia Garvey, RedEye
You've heard the stoner arguments for legalizing pot: "Weed is 100 percent natural, dude. It's from the earth. Thomas Jefferson grew it, man. Thomas. Jefferson. " But lately the case for legalization and decriminalization of possession comes from entirely different camps, and they're using arguments with more finesse, research and economic impact than those tossed out at a party in your friend's smoke-filled basement. Witness the City Council, which is looking at reduced penalties for possession of amounts less than 10 grams.
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