Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago City Council finally made a necessary move to
decriminalize authorize tickets for pot possession instead of arrests, reports NBC Chicago. Though they were careful to point out that the new measure would not decriminalize marijuana, the ordinance does allow cops to hand out a hefty ticket instead of arresting the pot possessor.
There are a few limitations to the law. The possession ticket limit is 15 grams or less. Arrests are still mandated for those caught smoking in public or possessing weed near a public park or school. Anyone under 17 or lacking proper identification will face arrest as well.