MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A proposal to decrease the penalty for marijuana possession cleared its first hurdle within the Alabama Legislature, however faces a doubtful future because it heads to a doable ground vote.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-Four Wednesday to approve the invoice by Republican Sen. Dick Brewbaker of Pike Highway.
The invoice would make possession of an oz or much less of marijuana punishable by a high quality as an alternative of jail time. An offense could be categorised as a violation, a step under a misdemeanor, and carry a high quality of as much as $250.
Brewbaker mentioned the state mustn’t “dangle felonies on faculty youngsters.”
Whereas the Senate committee authorised the invoice, the proposal faltered within the Home.
The Home Judiciary Committee voted down an almost an identical invoice by Rep. Patricia Todd of Birmingham.