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Carlisle Borough Council votes to decriminalize small amounts marijuana

The ordinance creates a pilot program, where police will give reports to council once a month
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(FILE) Picture taken in Montevideo on May 8, 2013 of a young man smoking a marijuana joint during a demonstration demanding a new law on cannabis. Despite the bill to legalize the cultivation and production of marijuana has yet to be passed by the Senate, the Uruguayan government is already preparing its regulations which include a sale price of one gram per dollar. AFP PHOTO / Pablo PORCIUNCULA (Photo credit should read PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Carlisle Borough Council voted to adopt an ordinance decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana Thursday evening. 

The ordinance creates a pilot program, where police will give reports to council once a month and make any reccomendations to improve the program.

Under this ordinance, anyone found in possession of a small amount of marjuana, 30 grams or less, paraphernalia or smoking small amount of marijuana in a public space, would be issued a citation.