05/18/2011 08:10 am ET Updated Jul 18, 2011

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries: End Arrests for Small Amounts of Marijuana

Prospect Heights Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries wants to reduce penalties for people caught with small amounts of marijuana.

Currently those caught displaying 25 grams (seven-eighths of an ounce) or less of marijuana in public can be arrested on a misdemeanor, while those who have that amount in private are hit with a $100 fine.

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