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PA: York's New Marijuana Law At A Glance

Ron Strider

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York Mayor Kim Bracey on July 25 signed into law a bill making possession of small amounts of marijuana or hashish, or smoking it in a public place, a civil offense rather than a crime.

Here's a look at the law.

What conduct does the law apply to? Possessing 30 grams or less of marijuana or 8 grams or less of hashish, or smoking that amount of marijuana or hashish in a public place.

Does the law legalize possession or smoking? No. It makes them a non-criminal offense but it doesn't legalize those actions.

Who does the law apply to? People age 18 and older.

What happens to violators? They get a Notice of Violation and are subject to a fine or having to perform community service.

How much is the fine for possession? $100 for a first offense, $250 for a second offense within five years and $500 for a third offense. After that, violators are subject to criminal prosecution.

How much is the fine for smoking in a public place? $150 for a first offense, $300 for a second offense within five years and $600 for a third offense.

When does the law go into effect? Aug. 14



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