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City Council members last week eased enforcement of marijuana laws in Philadelphia by voting to reduce the penalty for possessing small amounts of weed from arrest to a $25 citation.
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More than 80 percent of those arrested for possessing small amounts of dope are black, he said.
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He said the public might get the mistaken idea that marijuana is legal and that pot smokers would indulge in public.