Bad news from Chicago sergeants in today's Sun-Times here -- they are largely rejecting the move to fine possession of pot instead of the current system of arresting those who possess pot.
It is dumb to arrest someone for possession of marijuana.
Especially after another weekend of cancer-causing cigarette-smoke-filled bars in Chicago, I'd rather smell the pungent, non-cancer-causing aroma of weed than those nasty cigarettes.
Call your alderman and tell them to ticket possession of pot. Let's not let the police dominate this policy-making process.