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Pennsylvania Committee Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
Author: Anthony Martinelli  11/10/2018 - 00:25:00

Legislation that would decriminalize an individual’s first two instances of personal marijuana possession has been passed by a key House committee in Pennsylvania.

House Bill 928 would reduce the penalty for possessing marijuana for the first and second  time from a misdemeanor to a fine of $300 with no possibility of jail time (given the possession was for personal use). If someone is caught possessing marijuana for a third time, they could still face a misdemeanor charge.

The measure, filed by State Representative Barry Jozwiak (R) with 30 bipartisan cosponsors, was passed Tuesday by the House Judiciary Committee by a vote of 14 to 9. The legislation now moves towards a vote by the full House of Representatives, where passage would send it to the Senate.

The full text of House Bill 928 can be found by clicking here.

The post Pennsylvania Committee Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill appeared first on TheJointBlog.

Original article from thejointblog.com: Pennsylvania Committee Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

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