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Philadelphia Council Committee Votes to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession

Philadelphia’s City Council Law and Government Committee gave unanimous approval today to a proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis (one ounce), reducing the charge from an arrestable misdemeanor, to a simple ticket. There are 4,200 arrests each year in Philadelphia for cannabis possession, something which takes up over 17,000 police hours, …

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