INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An influential Indiana lawmaker says he'll introduce legislation that would reduce penalties on people found in possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Republican state Sen. Brent Steele of Bedford says he'll introduce a bill next session that would make possession of 10 grams or less an infraction, rather than a criminal misdemeanor. Ten grams is equivalent to about one-third of an ounce or roughly enough to make 20 to 30 marijuana cigarettes.
Many other states and college campuses already treat possession of small amounts of pot as an infraction, which means the offender is ticketed, not arrested.
somers_kathy | November 28 2012 9:10am
it's past time. usa has been waging a drug war on marijuana since the vietnam war. legalize it and regulate it like booze and cigs. put an age limit on it. giddy up lets go
bcarpenter7 | November 16 2012 10:50am
It would def. ease the burden on courts and jails. I'd like to see the provisions as far as felons and repeat offenders are concerned.
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