California’s lame duck governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, signed a bunch of bills into law on Thursday, including one decriminalizing possession of an ounce or less of weed, although you wouldn’t know it. There’s virtually no mainstream media coverage of Senate Bill 1449. The new law takes effect in 2011 and reduces the punishment from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction, that at the most, will cost $100 and as NORML points out, “no court appearance, no court costs, and no criminal record.” Well done governor, even if you don’t support Prop 19.