Last week, by a vote of 7 to 2, the Pittsburgh City Council approved marijuana decriminalization in the city. Instead of a criminal misdemeanor, possession of 30 grams of cannabis or less will be punishable by a fine of up to $100. The same penalty applies to up to 8 grams of hashish.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has said he will sign the bill. Hopefully this will lead to much less wasted time in regards to law enforcement arresting people for simple marijuana possession — people who are 5.7 times more likely to be black in and around Pittsburgh, even though cannabis use is pretty consistent among different races.
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