MIAMI (WSVN) — Miami-Dade County commissioners have passed a new ordinance that alters the county's regulations for possession of marijuana.
Instead of issuing criminal charges, officers' will now have the discretion to give a civil citation if the carrier is using the 20 grams of pot for personal use. Those cases would involve a $100 fine or two days of community service.
Previously, those caught were arrested and charged criminally, with the possibility of one year behind bars. Commissioners voted 10-3 in favor of the changes, which are set to go into effect in 10 days.