Georgia Senators Approve Reduced Marijuana Punishment

Georgia Senators Approve Reduced #Marijuana Punishment

  • ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Senate panel has approved legislation that would reduce the punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to advance the bill sponsored by Sen. Harold Jones II, a Democrat from Augusta.
  • Under the legislation, possession of up to two ounces of marijuana would be punishable as a misdemeanor rather than a felony as is currently the case.
  • The bill goes next to the Senate Rules Committee.

A Georgia Senate panel has approved legislation that would reduce the punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana.

@MJINews: Georgia Senators Approve Reduced #Marijuana Punishment

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to advance the bill sponsored by Sen. Harold Jones II, a Democrat from Augusta.

Under the legislation, possession of up to two ounces of marijuana would be punishable as a misdemeanor rather than a felony as is currently the case. The bill goes next to the Senate Rules Committee.

On Feb. 21, 2017, the University of Texas, in conjunction with the Texas Tribune, released the results of its February 2017 poll, with the outcomes demonstrating that opposition to legalization is on the decline while support for private use marijuana is on the rise.

Georgia Senators Approve Reduced Marijuana Punishment

You might also like More from author

Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.

Subscribe To Personalized Notifications

You are subscribing to jobs matching your current search criteria.

Email Notifications

Email notifications will be sent to you Subscribe

 

Custom RSS Feed

Your personalized RSS Feed is below, copy the address to your RSS reader. Subscribe