Friday, October 1, 2010

Arnold signs marijuana decriminalization law

This is pretty huge.
Citing the need to reduce spending on prosecution and courts, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a measure (SB 1449, Leno) that makes marijuana possession an infraction (like traffic and littering tickets) instead of a misdemeanor.
This is actually more important than the passage in next month's election of prop 19, which seeks to increase penalties for "unregulated" use and sales.