Rep. Kelly Cassidy Introduces New Bill To Remove Criminal Penalties For Marijuana Possession In Illinois

Springfield, IL--(ENEWSPF)--December 11, 2015.  Rep. Kelly Cassidy announced Thursday that she is introducing new legislation for 2016 that would replace criminal penalties with a civil fine for possession of a personal amount of marijuana in Illinois.

HB 4357 would make possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana a civil violation punishable by a fine. Adults would no longer face time in jail, and the civil offense would be automatically expunged in order to prevent a permanent criminal record. The . . .

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