Chicago pot ticket ordinance in effect

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October 3, 2012 4:42:08 AM PDT
Starting Saturday, Chicago police can issue tickets - instead of make arrests - for small amounts of marijuana.

The new rule applies to those caught with less than 15 grams of marijuana. That's equivalent to about 25-cigarette-sized joints.

Smoking marijuana in public can still get you arrested though.