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Title: Reduces Criminal Penalty for Marijuana Possession

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that reduces the criminal penalty for marijuana possession from an arrest to a $50 fine.

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  • Specifies that any person found manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing more than 25 pounds of marijuana, including adulterants and dilutants, 50 or more marijuana plants, or 5 or more pounds of hashish is guilty of a first-degree crime and possible a $300,000 fine (Sec 1).

  • Specifies that any person found manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, or possessing between 1 and 5 pounds of marijuana, including any adulterants or dilutants, or between 0.5 and 1 pound of hashish including is guilty of a third-degree crime and a possible $25,000 fine (Sec 1).

  • Specifies that any person found manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, or possessing between 2 ounces and 1 pound of marijuana, including any adulterants or dilutants, or between 5 grams and 0.5 pounds of hashish is guilty of a disorderly persons offense for the first offense and is guilty of a fourth-degree crime for any subsequent offenses (Sec 1).

  • Specifies that any person found manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, or possessing less than 2 ounces of non-medical marijuana or less than 5 grams of hashish is subject to a civil penalty of $50 (Sec 1).

  • Specifies that any person found in possession of more than 2 ounces of marijuana, including any adulterants or dilutants, or more than 5 grams of hashish is guilty of a fourth-degree crime a possible $25,000 fine (Sec 1).

  • Prohibits a government record from including (Sec 10):

    • A portion of any criminal record concerning a person’s detection, apprehension, arrest, detention trial, or disposition for unlawful distribution or possession of between 2 ounces and 5 pounds of marijuana; or

    • A portion of any criminal record concerning a person’s detection, apprehension, arrest, detention trial, or disposition for unlawful distribution of marijuana within 1,000 feet of any school property or 500 feet of property comprising of a housing facility, or public building.

Title: Reduces Criminal Penalty for Marijuana Possession

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