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Palm Beach County Commissioners vote to decriminalize marijuana

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Palm Beach County Commissioners have voted to decriminalize marijuana.

The new ordinance makes possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana a civil infraction.

It gives law enforcement the option to issue a $100 citation to the offender rather than arresting them.

As part of the ordinance, if a person is not able to pay the citation, they'll be able to work it off through community service.

The motion passed 4 to 1, with commissioner Valeche the lone dissenting vote.
 

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