Legislation is pending in the House and Senate — SB 265 and HB 297 — to reduce penalties associated with the possession of one-eighth of marijuana (3.544 grams) to a fine-only offense.
Under present law, the possession of any amount of marijuana is punishable by up to one year in jail and a $ 250 fine. Passage of these pending measures would reduce the penalty to a $ 50 fine and no possibility of jail time.
Simple marijuana possession would still remain classified as a misdemeanor.
Please contact your elected officials and urge them to move forward with this effort to reduce marijuana possession penalties.