Sarasota votes to reduces penalties for pot

The city of Sarasota has decriminalized marijuana possession for less than 20 grams of the illegal drug. City commissioners passed the ordinance with a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday night. Under the ordinance, anyone caught with less than 20 grams will receive a civil citation of a $100 fine or 10 hours of community service.
Published: 9:55 PM EDT September 4, 2019
Updated: 9:54 PM EDT September 4, 2019