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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

The marijuana debate is heating up in Michigan.  Some lawmakers are leading a campaign to reduce the penalties for smoking pot.

Right now, if you get caught, you could face up to a $500 fine and three months in jail, but under this new proposal, offenders would get just a $25 ticket for their first offense.

Joining Huel Perkins and Charlie Langton on our panel to discuss was state Representative Jeff Irwin, a Democrat from Ann Arbor who is leading the charge, and Judge Jodi Debbrecht.

Click on the video player above to watch this edition of "Let It Rip."  Then tell us what you think by posting your comments below.

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