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North Carolina: Bill Introduced To Decriminalize Marijuana And Expunge Previous Convictions

House Bill 637, which lowers penalties for minor marijuana possession offenses, has been introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly. The measure has been referred to the House Judiciary Subcommittee B, but has yet to be scheduled for a hearing.

HB 637 reduces penalties regarding the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana to a fine-only civil infraction. Those found guilty of possessing between one ounce and one and a half ounce of marijuana would face a Class 3 Misdemeanor.

Under current law, the possession of 1/2 ounce or less of marijuana is a criminal misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $200 and a suspended jail sentence. The possession of 1/2 ounce to 1 ounce of marijuana is punishable by up to 45 days in prison and a $1,000 fine. The possession of over one and a half ounce of marijuana is a felony punishable by up to 8 months in prison and $1,000 fine.

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Even a fine is absurd. The non-peaceofficers still have to do

the paperwork and the case still has to be processed and the courts still have to be tied up with this nonsense.

All it does is relieve a little pressure on the jails and prisons.

The presumption of criminality for doing something that in and of itself, harms no one, is itself criminal and no government in America has ANY authority to just make any old damn thing they please into a criminal offense—NONE.

2013 and still arresting

2013 and still arresting people for a frigging plant... Sigh!

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Expungment Is Only Fair :

Then have the case formally withdrawn to wipe all records for any purpose.

A pipe dream I know , but a nice one.

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