Assuming no other violations or crimes are being committed at the time, the penalty for possessing 30 grams or less of cannabis is a $25.00 fine for each violation. Philadelphia Code Title 10 §10-2102 5(a).
The PHILADELPHIA police or other authorized law enforcement officer will issue a Notice of Violation in person or via First Class Mail. Not all law enforcement agency are required to follow local laws. This is only a Philadelphia County law. State and Federal laws treat possession of cannabis as a criminal offence.
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