Conn. Approves Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana

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  Conn. Approves Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana

Posted by CN Staff on June 07, 2011 at 14:59:30 PT
By Stephen Singer, Associated Press 
Source: Connecticut Post 

Hartford --  The Connecticut House of Representatives has approved legislation decriminalizing marijuana, sending it to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy who is expected to sign it into law.After a nearly four-hour debate Tuesday, the House voted 90-57 to eliminate the misdemeanor offense from possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana. It would instead result in a $150 fine for a first offense and a fine ranging from $200 to $500 for subsequent offenses.
Those younger than 21 would face a 60-day driver's license suspension, similar to the existing penalty for possessing alcohol.Opponents say marijuana is a harmful drug and that the law should keep it beyond reach.The Senate last week narrowly approved the legislation, which supporters say is a common sense reform to the judicial system.Source: Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, CT)Author: Stephen Singer, Associated PressPublished: June 7, 2011Copyright: 2011 MediaNews Group, IncContact: edit ctpost.comWebsite: -- Cannabis Archives 

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Comment #1 posted by FoM on June 07, 2011 at 15:00:19 PT

Little By Little
Things are changing!
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