In 2010, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) signed S.B. 1449. The law decriminalizes the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and reduces possession from a misdemeanor to an infraction, treating possession of less than 28.5 grams like a traffic ticket, punishable by $100. Though the Governator supported decriminalization, he opposed Proposition 19, which would have legalized the drug. That measure was defeated in 2008.
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