Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Introduced In Alabama

A proposal to decriminalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis has been formally introduced in the Alabama House of Representatives.cannabisdecrim

The proposal, House Bill 76, was introduced by Representative Patricia Todd, and has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.

Under the proposed law, anyone 21 and older caught in possession of up to announce of cannabis will no longer be committing an arrestable offense, but instead can be given a ticket of roughly $100.

Under current Alabama law, the possession of any amount of cannabis can result in up to a year in prison, and a fine of $6,000.


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