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After blocking attempts to relax marijuana ordinances, the Leon County Commission will discuss diversion programs for minor offenses.

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When it comes to lowering penalties for marijuana possession, discretion is key. In Leon County, law enforcement has the option to grant pre-trial diversion for adults who have 20 grams or less. And  some commissioners say if the program is working, why mess with it?

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Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor is pushing to decriminalize marijuana possession.  If Proctor gets his way, 20 grams or less would result in a ticket rather than an arrest.