a controversial law on Thursday decriminalizing possession of small
amounts of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and other drugs while
encouraging government-financed treatment for drug dependency free of
The maximum amount of
marijuana considered to be for “personal use” under the new law
is 5 grams — the equivalent of about four marijuana cigarettes.
Other limits are half a gram of cocaine, 50 milligrams of heroin, 40
milligrams for methamphetamine and 0.015 milligrams of LSD.