People who are found to be in possession of small amounts of cannabis will be fined for crimes rather than facing imprisonment.
Attorney General Dale Marshall’s substance abuse (prevention and control) (amendment) bill 2020, submitted today in the House of Representatives, will impose a $ 200 fine if police find that they have the following amounts of cannabis: I admit. 14 grams or less.
The fines payable within 30 days represent a departure from the existing law that people are now sentenced to imprisonment for having as little marijuana as cannabis.
In explaining the House of Representatives amendment, Marshall said: You can pay a fixed penalty. “
Once the fine is paid, the record of the breach will be deleted immediately.
Marshall said this was desirable because existing law found it difficult for people convicted of drug crimes to secure employment due to criminal records.
“We’re not saying that if you have cannabis, you’re not committing a crime,” Marshall said.
Rather, he states: “If you have 14 grams of cannabis, we treat you differently. We still have to admit that it’s a crime, but we’re with you It has nothing to do with what has been done over the years. ” (GC)
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