Politics & Media
Apr 09, 2010, 05:58AM

Philadelphia has decided to kinda sorta decriminalize marijuana

Basically, they'll look the other way.

The ACLU is happy. Others... less so. 

The City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is making a logical, bold move this week; it is ‘essentially’decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.  I say ‘essentially,’ because on the books the laws will still be the same.  However, when the case gets to court prosecutors will treat the case like a summary offense rather than a misdemeanor; there will be no jail sentence or criminal record, just a fine.  The change in policy came after incoming District Attorney Seth Williams made a deal with Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Castille and Justice Seamus McCaffery to save money for the city.


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