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Tagged With: Penalties

Wisconsin: Measure Pending to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties

Legislation is pending to reduce minor marijuana possession penalties. Under current law, possession of any amount is a misdemeanor that carries up to 6 months in jail and a $ 1,000 fine if convicted by a plea or trial. Senate Bill 318 amends state law so that marijuana possession offenses (up to 10 grams) are … Continue reading »

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Pennsylvania: Measure Pending to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties

Update: Members of the House Transportation Committee are scheduled to vote on HB 928 on April 25. Legislation is pending to reduce minor marijuana possession penalties. Under current law, possession of up to 30 grams is third-degree misdemeanor that carries up to 30 days in jail, a $ 500 fine and a driver’s license suspension … Continue reading »

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Iowa: Bill Pending to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties

Update: Members of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee passed the measure to the full Committee on February 28. Senate legislation is pending, SF 280, to reduce minor marijuana possession penalties involving the possession of five grams of marijuana or less. If passed, the measure would classify first time offenses from a serious misdemeanor, punishable by up … Continue reading »

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Vermont: Measure Pending To Eliminate Adult Use Marijuana Penalties

Legislation is pending in the House, H. 170, to eliminate civil and criminal penalties specific to the possession and cultivation of personal use quantities of marijuana by adults. If passed, the measure would legalize the possession of up to 2 ounces of marijuana, up to ten grams of hashish, and/or the cultivation of two marijuana … Continue reading »

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Tennessee: Support Measure To Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties

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 … Continue reading »

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Wyoming: Bill To Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties Advances

Legislation, HB 197, to amend marijuana possession penalties has passed out of Committee and now faces action on the House floor. Passage of the measure would reduce existing marijuana possession penalties from up to one year in jail and a $ 1,000 fine to no more than 20 days in jail and a $ 200 fine for first-time … Continue reading »

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Maine Becomes Eighth State to Eliminate Marijuana Possession Penalties

Maine has become the eighth state to eliminate criminal penalties specific to the adult possession and personal use of cannabis. Language in Question 1: the Marijuana Legalization Act, specific to the private possession and cultivation of marijuana by adults took effect today. It permits adults who are not participating in the state’s existing medical cannabis … Continue reading »

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Illinois: Measure Seeks to Eliminate Marijuana Possession Penalties

Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation to permit adults to legally possess and cultivate personal use amounts of marijuana.  Senate Bill 753 amends the criminal code to remove criminal and civil penalties specific to the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis and/or the cultivation of up to five plants by those age 21 or … Continue reading »

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Tennessee: Cities Move To Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties

Members of the Nashville metro council and the Memphis city council have given final approval to municipal legislation providing police the discretion to cite rather than arrest minor marijuana offenders. Nashville city council members voted 35 to 3 in late September in favor of the new ordinance. It provides police the option of issuing $ … Continue reading »

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Georgia: Lawmakers Take No Action On House Bill That Seeks to Amend Minor Marijuana Possession Penalties

House lawmakers did not take action on House Bill 1046, legislation to amend state law so that minor marijuana offenders no longer face jail time, prior to a legislative deadline and therefore the legislation has been tabled for the remainder of this session.  If approved, the legislation would have made the first time possession of … Continue reading »

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