Change is coming to the drug laws in one of Florida’s biggest counties.
The Broward County Commission just voted to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.
Police officers now have the option to give out a ticket instead of arresting people that are stopped with a marijuana possession charge. First offense would carry a $100 fine, second offense would carry a $250 fine and a third offense would mean a $500 fine and a mandatory assessment of the lifestyle of the offender. There is a three citation max.
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#Broward Comm pass pot possession law. Cops can give ticket rather than arrest. 1st $100. 2nd $250. 3rd $500 w mandatory assessment.
— Broward Commission (@browardinfo) November 10, 2015
Unanimous vote to lower penalties for pot possession, with THREE citation max, and drug assessment on third citation. Done deal / Britt — Broward Politics (@browardpolitics) November 10, 2015
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