Board votes to ticket pot in parts of Cook Co.

July 22, 2009 6:22:25 AM PDT
If you get caught with a small amount of marijuana in parts of Cook County, you may get off with just a ticket.On Tuesday, the Cook County board voted to decriminalize possession of less than 10 grams of pot in unincorporated areas of Cook County. Those are the parts of the county not claimed by Chicago or its suburbs.

If board president Todd Stroger signs the ordinance, it would take effect in 60 days. Stroger said he was unsure if he'll sign or veto it.