Bill to Reduce Marijuana Penalties in Alabama Advances
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Bill to Reduce Marijuana Penalties in Alabama Advances

Besides reducing the penalties, the legislation would allow offenders to have marijuana convictions expunged after five years if they steer clear of another arrest.

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April 18, 2019

A bill to lessen the penalties for marijuana possession in Alabama took its first step toward passing the legislature April 17.

Besides reducing the penalties, the legislation would allow offenders to have marijuana convictions expunged after five years if they steer clear of another arrest.

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill by Sen. Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro, by an 11-0 vote. That puts it in line for consideration by the Senate.

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