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.
Gov Northam has approved legislation to decriminalize marijuana possession offenses and provide explicit legal protection to the state’s medical cannabis program participants. The new laws will take effect July 1, 2020.
As state lawmakers in Georgia continue to drag their feet on marijuana law reforms, municipalities across the Peach State are taking matters into their own hands. Kingsland is the seventh municipality to ease penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
City governments across Illinois are embracing common sense changes to local marijuana policy.
In previous years, candidates’ largely ignored or belittled the issue. But this election that won’t suffice. Voters are demanding clear answers from candidates on what the federal government should do in relation to marijuana policy and they are demanding a change from business as usual.