Philadelphia Cannabis Decriminalization Law Takes Effect October 20th

A proposal that decriminalizes the possession of up to 30 gramsphilly2014 of cannabis will officially take effect tomorrow, October 20th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Under the new law, which was signed into law by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter on October 1st after being approved 14 to 2 by the City Council, those caught possessing up to 30 grams of cannabis will be given a $25 ticket, unless they’re caught smoking in public, in which case the ticket will be raised to $100.

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Philadelphia Mayor Signs Cannabis Decriminalization Bill, Takes Effect October 20th

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law today a proposal whichphilly 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.

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Cannabis Decriminalization Measure Approved 14 to 2 by Philadelphia City Council

The Philadelphia City Council voted Thursday to decriminalize cannabis, approving a proposal which will now go to Mayor cannabis24Michael Nutter, who has stated he will sign it into law after the council made some alterations to the measure. The vote was 14 to 2, and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has agreed to abide by the new law.

Under the approved proposal, the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis for those 21 and older will be decriminalized, making it a simple $25 ticket; if someone is caught smoking in public, the ticket will be raised to $100, with the individual being given the option of doing 9-hours of community service if they can’t afford the fee.

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Philadelphia Mayor to Sign Cannabis Decriminalization Bill, After Some Changes

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has announced that he will sign legislation to decriminalize cannabis possession, but only after the City Council makes some changes to a bill they approved in June with a 13 to 3 vote.

Under the proposal approved by the Council, the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis would result in no more than a $25 ticket. Mayor Nutter, however, wants the bill to be amended so that the public consumption of cannabis is an $100 ticket, and so that anyone who receives a ticket would need to appear before a Municipal Court judge, though they would receive no criminal record.

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