Kentucky lawmaker introduces bill downgrading personal possession of marijuana penalty

A bill introduced in the Kentucky General Assembly looks to make possession of marijuana for personal use subject to a non-criminal fine instead of a criminal offense.

State Senator Jimmy Higdon (R-District 14), introduced SB82 last week. Under the proposed law, a person 18-years-old or older would be able to possess one ounce or less of marijuana in plant form, 5 grams or less of marijuana resin/concentrate, or products containing 300 grams or less of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Possession of an amount greater than what is described would be a Class B misdemeanor. Paraphernalia used to ingest marijuana would also be allowed under the bill.

The new regulations would make possession for personal use subject to a $100 fine or 15 hours community service. However, if a person is found on elementary or secondary school property, the fine goes up to $250 or 30 hours community service.

Original Article by 420intel

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