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California’s New Weed Law Goes Into Effect At Midnight

12.31.10 Bucky Turco

Happy New Years indeed, for California especially. Starting January 1st, the state’s new law takes effect and the penalty for the possession of an ounce or less of pot will be equivalent to that of a parking ticket. It will carry a $100 fine, but it won’t go on a person’s criminal record or even require a court appearance. (Photo: themadpothead/flickr)