A Florida lawmaker introduced a bill on Monday that would decriminalize low-level marijuana possession in the state.
Rep. Shevrin Jones (D) filed the legislation, which would make possession and delivery of 20 grams or less of cannabis a noncriminal violation that does not carry jail time.
“We must restore justice to our broken criminal justice system,” Jones said in a press release. “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.”
Happy to introduce my first bill of the 2020 legislative session! Making our communities equitable and safer starts with ensuring that people have a fair shot. Floridians need reform of cannabis laws, and we will make sure we end the injustice of overcriminalization. #WEthePEOPLE pic.twitter.com/0L79ENpRhH
— Shevrin Jones (@ShevrinJones) August 5, 2019
“After being charged with possession, many Floridians