Up to 3 ounces of pot would be legal under marijuana possession bill reintroduced in NC Senate

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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A Forsyth County legislator reintroduced Wednesday a Senate bill that would make it legal to possess up to 3 ounces of marijuana for personal use, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

However, Senate Bill 58 would allow individuals to be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor if they exceed 3 ounces of marijuana.

The bill would go into effect July 1, if signed into law.

A similar bill was introduced in the 2018 session, but was not heard in the Senate Rules and Operations committee.

That version would have allowed a person to legally possess up to 4 ounces of marijuana.

Sen. Paul Lowe, D-Forsyth, and the primary sponsor of both bills, said he has introduced them in an effort “to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. This is heading in the right direction.”

Read full story: The Winston-Salem Journal

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