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City council approves marijuana decriminalization

Florida law views possession of marijuana up to 20 grams as a first-degree misdemeanor that could send someone to jail for up to one year and impose a $1,000 fine. The city council in Cocoa Beach, however, has chosen to decriminalize possession in those small amounts. In a 3-2 vote, the council gave city officials the ability to issue civil citations instead of criminal charges. The decision also applied to people found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Man busted for pot says police illegally searched his vehicle

For now, it is still illegal to possess recreational marijuana in Florida. However, it is also illegal for police officers to illegally search someone's vehicle in order to find evidence. Those two issues are the center of a current criminal case in Miami-Dade County.

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