Illinois is poised to decriminalize people caught with small amounts of marijuana. The Illinois House approved legislation Wednesday.
As it stands now, Rep. Kelly Cassidy says Illinois has a patchwork. Each city handles pot possession differently.
"That permit some people to get tickets for very low level possession, some people to get arrested," Cassidy said.
Cassidy, a Chicago Democrat, says her legislation will create a threshold "…under which arrest is not an option. Tickets would be the way to go."