Certain government positions would be excluded from the protections under this law.
House Bill 241 allows law enforcement to refer a juvenile to counseling, treatment, or other appropriate intervention services in lieu of a monetary fine.
t post about various efforts for statewide reform measures for the 2022 ballot, there has been great progress. Here’s an overview with the latest updates:
A local ordinance was approved by The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Council, legalizing medical cannabis within the Qualla Boundary.
Here’s a breakdown of current statewide, citizen-initiated efforts so far.
House Bill 652 amends state law so that offenses involving the possession of up to 14 grams of marijuana are punishable by a fine of no more than $100 – no arrest and no jail time.
The second lottery is reserved for equity applicants who have or whose family members have, a past marijuana conviction, or who have lived in a “disproportionately impacted area” for at least 10 years.
These are the first of up to 360,000 cases and convictions that are eligible for vacation, dismissal and automatic expungement.