Illinois village considers marijuana fines

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BRADLEY, Ill. (AP) - An eastern Illinois village is considering decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.

The Daily Journal in Kankakee reports ( ) that village leaders in Bradley will vote on a proposed law later this month. The village board considered a draft of a new ordinance on Monday. It would allow police to fine people caught with less than 10 grams of marijuana. The fines would range between $200 and $750. Community service also is a possible sentence.

Village attorney Jim Rowe says the ordinance gives police another tool “to ensure that those who violate the law have to face consequences for their actions.”

Bradley is in Kankakee County and has nearly 16,000 residents.


Information from: The Daily Journal,

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