BROWARD (CBSMiami) – Broward County approved an ordinance Tuesday to reduce the penalty for pot possession to a civil citation.READ MORE: Local Leaders Recognize Surfside First Responders
Commissioners reached a unanimous decision to fine people $100 for possessing 20 grams or less of marijuana. A second offense would be $250 and a third offense would be $500. After three fines, possession would be considered a crime.READ MORE: Miami Police Department Sees Record Number of Applications In Hours
Current Florida law makes misdemeanor marijuana possession punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.MORE NEWS: ‘Greyson’s Law’ To Add Protections For Children At Risk Of Parental Harm
Miami-Dade and Palm Beach both approved a similar ordinance earlier this year.