Jackson Votes To Decriminalize Marijuana

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — In 2016 New Orleans eased the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana and beginning next month so will Mississippi’s capital city. On Tuesday the Jackson City Council voted to decriminalize possession of 30 grams or less of pot. Jail time will be prohibited, and fines will be reduced to $100. The change will take effect in 30 days. Mississippi law sets penalties of up to three years in prison and a $3000 fine for possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana.


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