The bill would drop the penalty for small scale possession to $50, which would be a big shift. Currently, if you’re found with even a tiny amount of marijuana, you can be sentenced to up to 30 days in jail and forced to pay a $500 fine.
The continued action begs the question, "Why have so many state governments suddenly turned around on weed? Is it wrong for it to be legal in some states, but not in others? Some believe it is only a matter of time before weed is legal in all fifty states.