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Posted: Sunday, December 9, 2012 8:20 pm

Local attorney Jeffrey Fogel doesn’t think people should go to jail for possessing marijuana. Now, seven months after he first asked the Charlottesville City Council to liberalize marijuana laws, Fogel may have enough support to bring the issue to the council’s agenda.

According to state code, those convicted of possession of marijuana, an unclassified misdemeanor, could face a $500 fine and up to 30 days in jail for the crime.

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