Florida Lawmaker Files Decriminalization Bill in Fight for Legal Marijuana
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Florida Lawmaker Files Decriminalization Bill in Fight for Legal Marijuana

State Rep. Shevrin Jones filed legislation that would decriminalize possession of certain amounts of marijuana in Florida.

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August 6, 2019

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – State Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, filed legislation Monday that would decriminalize possession of certain amounts of marijuana in Florida, a bill that could be a longshot in the Republican-dominated Legislature.

“We must restore justice to our broken criminal justice system. For far too long, communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by laws governing marijuana, and we must end this injustice once and for all,” Jones said in a prepared statement.

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