Evanston, Illinois Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

Evanston, IL—(ENEWSPF)—November 29, 2011.  The city of Evanston’s 2012 budget passed on Monday night, included an ordinance that decriminalizes possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana.  People caught with less than 10 grams would be ticketed and fined, but would face no jail time and no criminal record.  Currently, they would have been charged with a misdemeanor and faced up to six months in jail.

Skokie has also decriminalized possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana recently and the city of Chicago is also considering a similar decriminalization ordinance.