CA Anti-Marijuana Legislation Killed In Committee

The California Senate Public Safety Committee this week unanimously rejected Sen. Pete Knight’s anti-marijuana and drug bill, SB 273.
The Bill would have amended the state’s drug-free zone law to include marijuana and would have extended the definition of drug-free zones, which currently include only public property within 1,000 feet of a school, to include private property as well.
Initially the bill would have raised the maximum penalty for marijuana possession from $100 to $1,000. The bill was then revised in an attempt to gain support.
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