Chicago is easing up on marijuana laws.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Gary McCarthy both support an ordinance that would allow police to ticket anyone caught with a small amount of marijuana. They’d pay a fine ranging from 100 to 500-dollars.
The mayor says the new law could be in place later this summer and free up police for more important work.
Chicago police have been arresting more than 18-thousand people a year, most of them minorities, for possessing ten grams or less of marijuana.
- Bob Hamilton, KMOX News