Laws takes impact on Saturday, January 11, decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses.
The brand new regulation, which was handed in July, reduces penalties involving the possession of as much as three grams of marijuana from a prison misdemeanor, punishable by as much as 30 days in jail, a $1,000 fantastic and a prison file, to a non-criminal violation – punishable by a $130 fantastic. It additionally supplies procedures for the courts to grant an expungement order for these beforehand convicted of a marijuana possession offense involving not more than three grams.
The regulation was enacted absent the Governor’s signature.
Lawmakers are hoping to develop the scope of the regulation within the coming legislative session.