Nutter Signs Pot Decriminalization Bill Into LawAt the bill-signing today, Nutter repeatedly stressed that the change does NOT make marijuana legal.
Bill Decriminalizing Small Amounts of Pot Gets Phila. City Council OKThe measure, which passed 14-2, embodies the compromise announced last week by Mayor Nutter and the bill's sponsor, councilman Jim Kenney.
Community Group Thanks Mayor Nutter For Backing Pot DecriminalizationIt was originally planned as a demonstration to urge the mayor to approve the legislation, but it was recast after Nutter indicated earlier this week he would sign the measure.
Nutter Agrees To Sign Bill Softening Marijuana Laws in Philadelphia"We've gotten to a place where it is out of the criminal realm," says the Kenney said today.
Nutter Lashes Out at City Council Plan to Decriminalize MarijuanaThe measure passed by City Council makes possession of about an ounce of pot punishable by only a $25 fine.
Nutter Weighing City Council's Bill to Decriminalize Small Amounts of PotThe bill's sponsor, Councilman Jim Kenney, estimates that the new marijuana policy could save the police department and the courts $4 million a year.
Councilman's Bill Decriminalizing Small Marijuana Amounts Moves ForwardThe bill, authored by Councilman Jim Kenney, would make possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana -- about an ounce -- a simple "code violation," punishable only by a $25 fine.