Palm Beach County is one vote closer to handing out fines for carrying small amounts of marijuana and marijuana accessories.
The county approved a preliminary reading of a law that would let police officers issue civil citations carrying a $100 fine—instead of criminal charges—for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
If it passes, the civil citation option would be available in unincorporated Palm Beach County. Municipalities within the county would still have to opt in. West Palm Beach has already passed a rule allowing for the civil citations.