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Schwarzenegger approves bill downgrading marijuana possession of ounce or less to an infraction

Oct 2, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Supporters say the change will keep marijuana-related cases from becoming court-clogging jury trials, even though the penalty will remain a fine of up to $100, with no jail time.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who opposes legalization of marijuana for recreational use, has approved legislation downgrading possession of an ounce or less from a misdemeanor to an infraction.

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