Could Florida Decriminalize Cannabis? New HB 25 Bill Looks to Remove Minor Marijuana Charges

  • A new bill would decriminalize the possession of up to 20 grams of marijuana.
  • New York and Hawaii voted last month to decriminalize marijuana.

Cannabis has been on quite a journey this year, and Florida may be another step in its progress. According to reports from Grizzle, a lawmaker is working to establish decriminalization of cannabis in the state, following the launch of HB 25 this week. If Florida approves it, it will become the 27th state to decriminalize this substance.

Shervin Jones, the Democratic state representative in Broward County, is aiming to eliminate criminal penalties from anyone who is charged with less than 20 grams of marijuana. The decriminalization work would also include concentrates and edibles that contain up to 600mg of THC.

This bid has already been filed for the 2020 legislative session, kicking off in January. Jones has pledge to continue to work to make this bill into a law,

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