READING, Pa. -

People in Reading who are caught with marijuana may soon face lesser penalties.

Reading City Council is expected to introduce a new ordinance Monday night.

Marijuana possession is currently a misdemeanor, however, the ordinance would make it only a summary offense.

Other cities, including Philadelphia, have enacted similar measures.

State-by-state look at marijuana laws

Posted: 2:24 PM EST Mar 05, 2014   Updated: 7:37 AM EDT Apr 18, 2016

Pennsylvania recently became the 24th U.S. state to legalize medical marijuana. Take a look at which states currently allow marijuana for recreational and/or medicinal purposes.

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Pennsylvania recently became the 24th U.S. state to legalize medical marijuana. Take a look at which states currently allow marijuana for recreational and/or medicinal purposes, compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures.