Evanston considers decriminalizing small amounts of pot
November 28, 2011 (EVANSTON, Ill.) -- The Evanston City Council may vote to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Several aldermen have already indicated they favor the measure.
Current local law could result in a 6-month jail term for possession of up to 10 grams of pot.
Under the proposed ordinance, there would be a ticket and fine but no jail time.
A similar ordinance has been introduced in the Chicago City Council but has not been passed.
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