California's Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill reducing the penalty for possessing an ounce or less of marijuana from a misdemeanor to an infraction, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The law is expected to keep marijuana cases from going to trial and the penality would remain a fine of up to $100 and no jail time.
Schwarzenneger opposes Proposition 19, the state's Nov. 2 ballot initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
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