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Possession Of Marijuana In Brooklyn Decriminalized In Small Quantities

Marijuana users in Brooklyn will get slapped with a mere $100 fine for possession so long as they don't have a criminal record.

Brooklyn potheads need not worry as long as they are well-behaved.

Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson said he will no longer be prosecuting marijuana smokers for possession provided they have no previous criminal history or have been busted for weed before.

The DA said in a memo made public by the New York Post Wednesday that marijuana laws disproportionately hurt youths of color, especially those without previous records.

"When a defendant has neither a criminal record nor an open arrest or warrant, it makes no sense for the criminal justice system, including a District Attorney’s Office, to devote its scarce resources to lengthy case processing,” the memo read.

Marijuana users are not off the hook completely: The deal is, any person caught with less than 25 grams of weed will not be criminally prosecuted, but will have to pay a $100 and not get caught again.
RITA April 23, 2014 at 03:01 PM
That's fair
Ladydi69126 April 24, 2014 at 01:15 PM
OK next is legalizing it so all the pot heads can drive around high as kites just as bad as booze
Eva Radke April 29, 2014 at 08:56 AM
It's been documented over and over it's no where near as bad as alcohol in trems of harm to self anf harm to others. Here's a link to further your education on the matter. http://www.livescience.com/42738-marijuana-vs-alcohol-health-effects.html
Eva Radke April 29, 2014 at 08:56 AM
*terms of harm to self and harm to others.
Eva Radke April 29, 2014 at 08:59 AM
If you'd rather the millions of dollars go to drug cartels rather than your local economy, I question your motives (are you a dealer?) or your breadth of knowledge on the subject. (Zero?)

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