A proposal before Miami-Dade county commissioners would create a $100 civil fine for possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana. Police could also charge the holder criminally with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, which carries a maximum one-year jail sentence.
A proposal before Miami-Dade county commissioners would create a $100 civil fine for possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana. Police could also charge the holder criminally with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, which carries a maximum one-year jail sentence. Glen Stubbe AP
A proposal before Miami-Dade county commissioners would create a $100 civil fine for possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana. Police could also charge the holder criminally with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, which carries a maximum one-year jail sentence. Glen Stubbe AP

Fred Grimm: The old enthusiasm for pot prohibition has gone up in smoke

June 15, 2015 06:16 PM

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Fred Grimm joined the Herald in 1976. Since 1991 he has written a column about crime, politics and life in Broward.