Marijuana decriminalization measures normally begin at one ounce and a fantastic. Within the case of Hawaii, that determine is three grams and a most fantastic of $130. Name it restricted decrim.
Home Invoice 1383, which handed on April 30, reads:
“Offers for the expungement of felony information pertaining solely to the possession of three grams or much less of marijuana. Decriminalizes the possession of three grams or much less of marijuana and establishes that the possession is a violation punishable by a financial fantastic of $130. Establishes a marijuana analysis process drive to make suggestions on altering marijuana use penalties and outcomes within the State.”
MPP’S VIOLET CAVENDISH: “We’ll rely Hawaii in our listing of decrim states, however it’s by far the smallest restrict of any state.”
Since Gov. David Ige determined to not veto it, the measure will turn into Hawaiian regulation on January 11, 2020. He says it was a “powerful name,” however famous that as a result of it’s such a small quantity “basically (police) will proceed the way in which they all the time have.”
Three grams (lower than an eighth of an oz.) is now the smallest quantity of any decrim regulation within the nation. Fourteen states have decriminalized low-level marijuana possession, starting from 10 grams (Missouri) to 100 grams (Ohio). The nationwide common, in line with NORML, is 29 grams. The common fantastic is $235.
“We’ll rely Hawaii in our listing of decrim states – states that now not jail for possession of small quantities of marijuana – however it’s by far the smallest restrict of any state,” MPP communications coordinator Violet Cavendish tells Freedom Leaf.
NORML founder and authorized counsel Keith Stroup provides: “It’s absolutely not a model of decriminalization that we’d suggest or encourage, however I suppose it’s pretty much as good as we’re prone to get with the present Hawaii governor.”
Hawaii turns into the 15th state with a marijuana decrim regulation. Eleven states have legalized it. Hawaii additionally has a medical- marijuana program and is known for such native sativa strains as Maui Wowie and Kona Gold.
States The place Marijuana Is Legalized, Decriminalized or Medicalized
North Dakota Decriminalizes Marijuana, Joins 14 Different States
Illinois Legalizes Leisure Marijuana, Joins 10 Different States