Sunday, March 4, 2012

Decriminalizing Pot Saves Philly $2 Million

consumerist.com/2011/07/philadelphia-saves-2-million-by-not-prosecuting-pot-smokers.html/

Under Philadelphia's new Marijuana laws, it is legal to posses up to 30 grams of pot without being prosecuted.  The offenders are given the alternative option of attending a 3 hour drug class in exchange for a clear record.  This class does cost $200, but this is an improvement compared to the previous fines that added up to over $500.  Police officers approve of the new system and now have more time and energy to use arresting serious criminals.  Police also told the public that there has been no noticeable negative impact on the community.

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