Tampa Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession


Possessing small amounts of marijuana is no longer a necessarily jailable offense in the city of Tampa.

The city is decriminalizing possession of 20 grams of weed or less starting today.

Instead of a sure trip to jail, police now have the option of writing the offender a ticket.

Pot police find on your person will still be confiscated.

The ordinance only applies to people 18 and over.

Supporters say fining small time pot smokers will keep their record clean and unclog courts.