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Tampa poised to be latest Florida city to decriminalize pot

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Tampa took a major step Thursday in joining the growing list of communities across the country   decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. City Council voted 6-0 to hold a public hearing on a law that would permit Tampa police officers to issue citations for possession of 20 grams or less of pot, instead of arresting the offender. A first offense would become a $75 fine. A second offense would raise the fine to $150. It would be $300 for a third…

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