Reduced Penalties for Possession of Marijuana Possible in PA

Being an active part of the fight for sane, realistic Marijuana laws, this comes as good news for those of us on the front lines. It’s also good news for the countless citizens who experience needless and unnecessary arrests for possession in Pennsylvania each year.

A Pennsylvania Senator intends to introduce legislation in the coming days to reduce marijuana possession penalties.
The proposed measure would make the possession of small amounts of marijuana a summary offense for a first and second offense. Under present law, possession marijuana is classified as a criminal offense, punishable by arrest, criminal prosecution, a $500 fine, up to 30 days in jail, and a criminal record. Passage of this proposed measure would reduce marijuana possession penalties to a fine only.

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