MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis City Council has voted to pass an ordinance that will reduce the severity of carrying a small amount of marijuana.

Fifty bucks. That's how much people could end up paying if caught or distributing less than an ounce of weed.

There would also be the possibility of community service as a penalty and nothing would go on the person's record. The fine is not too cheap but WREG's Troy Washington was told it’s designed to keep young people from having to pay for their mistakes later in life.

Inside the City Council meeting there were mixed emotions over the new ordinance.

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