Marijuana Decrim Moves
March 1, 2019
HB 1383 HD1, the bill to decriminalize marijuana just passed the House Judiciary Committee. The bill decriminalizes certain offenses relating to marijuana and establishes a schedule of monetary fines for violations. According to the bill violations are described as:
- Possess[ing] fifty or more capsules or tablets or dosage units containing one or more of the cannabis concentrates, or any combination thereof;
- Possess[ing] one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances, of an aggregate weight of one-eighth ounce or more, containing one or more of the cannabis concentrates, or any combination thereof; or
- Distribut[ing] any cannabis concentrate in any amount.
Fines are $250-$750 based on the violation.
STATUS: On February 27, 2019, the House Judiciary committee voted to pass the bill with amendments. The votes were as follows:
7 Ayes: Representative(s) C. Lee, San Buenaventura, Brower, Lowen, Morikawa, Takayama, Thielen;
4 Excused: Representative(s) Creagan, McKelvey, Say, Yamane.
On February 28, 2019, the bill has was placed on the calendar for 3rd reading (final reading in the House). That vote will come early next week. Eight legislators are on the record as voting no on the bill (for final reading): Representative(s) Eli, Har, Kong, Matsumoto, McDermott, Okimoto, Tokioka, and Ward.
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