Both minors and adults in Pittsburgh that are found in possession of a small amount of marijuana are subjected to a $25 fine for each offense. If an officer finds a minor or person under the age of 18 in possession of a small amount of marijuana they may:
1. Temporarily detain the minor;
2. Inform the minor’s parents-guardians that their child has been found in personal possession of a small amount of marijuana;
3. Issue a copy of the citation to the parent-guardian and inform them that they are responsible for paying the $25 fine;
4. Provide the parent or guardian with contact information for the Allegheny County Department of Human Services or another local agency that deals with substance abuse education and treatment.
Pittsburgh City Code § 627.02
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