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Mayor Nutter Agrees to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

"Welcome to the high life,” Mayor Nutter said, flashing a smile and adding a wink.

That was a joke, but in all seriousness, Mayor Michael Nutter agreed to sign a bill that decriminalizes the possession of marijuana.

According to this article, “There’s no more handcuffs, bookings, no more criminal record…People will pay a fine based on the offense: $25 for the possession of anything under an ounce.” HOWEVER, this is different from condoning marijuana use…which is “not what Nutter is doing”…

What does that mean for you? Three Wharton labs and boom, you’re out of jail (almost) free.* You’ll have to appear in front of a judge, but it’s just a formality!

*Unless you’re smoking cannabis in public…that’ll be $100. But not to worry, sweet innocent angel, if you agree to several hours of public service, you won’t have to pay that either.

Moral of the story: Miracles happen! And if anyone plans to light up by the Bio Pond this weekend, we wouldn’t turn down an invite.