Kenney Tries New Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

Police would have option of arrest or ticket for small amounts of weed.

The Daily News reports that Councilman Jim Kenney is making another attempt to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana — he’ll introduce a new bill today at Council.  “Kenney already wants to end mandatory custodial arrests for small amounts of marijuana, or ‘SAM,’ but this new bill would give police the discretion to arrest ‘bad actors’ or simply issue a ticket carrying a $25 fine.”

Kenney, of course, was behind an earlier gridlocked effort to simply decriminalize small amounts of pot, period: Offenders would’ve been given a ticket and sent on their merry way. Giving police discretion in the new bill may soften the opposition that doomed Kenney’s first attempt.

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  • Immortal Illumined

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    boss franklin would cry in his grave if he knew how PENN denied freedom today

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol and Tobacco: Millions
    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    Deaths by Guns: Millions
    Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever


    • RepubliCAN

      It’s DemoCANT’S, Can’t Work, need Welfare, Can’t Work, need Free Health Care, Cant work or pay bills and over spend, Raise Taxes on the ones that do work…. lets pass a bill And get stoned so you don’t work some more….. Better yet allow the stoned people drive and start killing people. really ???
      (I’m for Medical marjuanan) but the everyday use, NO WAY…grow up and get a life, save what little brain your still might have. Signed a RepubliCAN

      • Think About It

        Don’t people get stoned when they are drinking then get behind the wheel? Can please explain the difference there? Or who alcohol is ok but the other is not? This isn’t about Republican or Democrats. It’s about common sense, which neither party seems to have.