Update: Readers who voted in our weekend poll overwhelmingly supported the decriminalization of marijuana when someone is caught with 15 grams or less. Of the votes we received, 87 percent favored changing the law.
Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel is the latest government official to support decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Pot would not be legalized, but the offender would be given a ticket rather than arrested on a misdemeanor charge if caught with 15 grams or less.
So, what do you think? Should pot be decriminilized in Joliet and elsewhere? Take our poll and cast your vote.