Jeff Clemens wanted to decriminalize possession of one ounce or less of cannabis — described as a “personal use quantity — It would be a civil violation, rather than a misdemeanor.
The Senate Criminal Justice Committee postponed the bill. Under the proposal, a person over the age of 18 who knowingly possesses an ounce of marijuana or less would be assessed a civil violation of no more than $100--a slap on the wrist.
SB 1662: CannabisGENERAL BILL by Clemens
Cannabis; Providing that possession of a personal use quantity of cannabis or a cannabis accessory by an adult is a civil violation; providing that such possession by a minor is a civil violation; prohibiting state or local penalties or obligations other than specified penalties or obligations concerning possession of personal use quantities of cannabis or cannabis accessories; specifying that certain violations may not be considered probation or parole violations, etc.Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 4/17/2017 Senate - On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 04/17/17, 1:30 pm, 37 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
Location: In committee/council (CJ)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF