California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 1449 into law, which effectively decriminalizes minor marijuana possession. If you’re caught with less than one ounce of marijuana, your offense will be treated as an infraction (like a parking ticket) rather than a misdemeanor (which requires a court appearance). As an infraction, a simple pot bust will be punishable by a $100 fine.
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California Decriminalizes Minor Marijuana Possession: SB 1449