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Marijuana Decriminalized in Miami-Dade

The new ordinance allows for tickets instead of arrests.

GranddaddyPurple_91LifeThe Miami-Dade County Commissioners in Florida passed an ordinance allowing police officers the discretion to issue a civil citation for less than 20 grams of marijuana.

Urged by local law enforcement the measure passed 10-3.

Offenders can still be arrested and face up to once year in jail. But if they are issued the new ticket they will receive a $100 fine and two days of community service.

The new procedure goes into effect in 10 days.

Miami-Dade is the most populous county in the Sunshine State with almost 2.5 million people.