Source: The Independent

December 13, 2012 | 03:26 PM

Possession of under 25 grams has already been decriminalized in NY and other states. In fact, it was decriminalized 40 years ago. A lot of people do not seem to understand the difference between legalization and decriminalization. If it is legal, you can buy it in a store. If it is decriminalized, it is still illegal, but not considered a crime and if caught you get a ticket and pay a fine but don't go to jail.