New bill to legalize recreational marijuana in NC!

posted by DZL - 

I don't partake myself, but I have NO problem decriminalizing marijuana.  We could go in to a long conversation about how it's already helped the economies in CA, OR, CO, etc., but I'll spare you.  At this point, a NC legislator is sponsoring a bill that would decriminalize 4oz. of marijuana for personal use.  

There's bill and a companion house bill that would allow for an increase from the current limit of one-half of an ounce to four ounces before the amount qualifies as a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Read more on the story HERE!

From Fox 8:

"Currently, possession of one-half of an ounce or less of a controlled substance is a Class 3 misdemeanor. That is punishable by up to 20 days of an active jail sentence — which typically is suspended — or a requirement of community service.

The bills would exempt up to four ounces of marijuana from being considered as a controlled substance.

By contrast, a Class 1 misdemeanor is punishable by up to 120 days of an active sentence.

The bills also would raise the weight of marijuana an individual can possess from 1.5 ounces to a pound before it qualifies as a Class 1 felony, which is punishable by up to five months’ active sentence period."

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