While there would be no possibility of jail time under the bill, these offenses would still be classified as misdemeanors.
House Bill 652 reduces the penalty for the possession of up to 14 grams of marijuana to a $100 fine only.
While there would be no possibility of jail time under the bill, these offenses would still be classified as a misdemeanor.
“it is time for North Carolina to start having real conversations about a safe, measured, public health approach to potentially legalizing marijuana.”
The bills’ language states, “no law-enforcement officer may lawfully search or seize any person, place, or thing solely on the basis of the odor of marijuana.”
City council members in Kansas City, Missouri approved a municipal ordinance repealing all local penalties specific to activities involving the personal possession of marijuana.
NORML is skeptical that this proposed recommendation will bring about the sort of tangible marijuana policy changes that voters have consistently demanded — in national polls and at the ballot box.
Members of the Ohio senate advanced a measure expanding the state’s long-standing decriminalization policies.
Legislation passed this spring decriminalizes possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and seals the records of past convictions from public view.