From marijuana to 'sexting': new laws set to take effect Jan. 1
Starting Saturday, people caught in California with as much as an ounce of marijuana will be charged with an “infraction” – a penalty that is equivalent to a parking ticket. Previously, possession of an ounce of marijuana had been a misdemeanor, which unlike an infraction, can include jail time.
Meanwhile, in Illinois, synthetic marijuana, also known as K2, will be illegal.
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