Pot Bill Would Lower Penalties

A measure lessening the penalty for simple marijuana possession is making its way through the general assembly. By a unanimous vote, the senate judiciary committee has approved a bill that would make 3 or more simple possession or causal exchange of the weed charges a misdemeanor rather than a felony offense. If passed, the change doing any with lengthy jail term could save the sate some $2 million in reduced prison cost. The bill would also increase jail time for multiple D-U-I offenders

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