Marijuana; reduced penalties for distribution or possession with intent to distribute. (SB40)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Marijuana; reduced penalties for distribution or possession with intent to distribute. Raises the threshold amount of marijuana subject to the offense of distribution or possession with intent to distribute from one-half ounce to one ounce. The bill also reduces the criminal penalties for distribution of or possession with intent to distribute certain greater weights of marijuana and creates a rebuttable presumption that a person who possesses no more than one ounce of marijuana possesses it for personal use. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
11/21/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100326D
11/21/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2018Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (6-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)