CA Legislator Wants to Ease Drug Penalties

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A California legislator wants cocaine and heroin possession penalties lowered from felonies to misdemeanors. State Sen. Mark Leno, a San Francisco Democrat, has introduced a bill that would ease drug possession punishment. The San Francisco Chronicle says Leno’s bill (SB1506) won support on Tuesday from a legislative committee. If it becomes law, California would be the nation’s 14th state to classify drug possession as a lesser crime. The federal government already classifies simple drug possession for personal use as a misdemeanor. Leno says his proposal would reduce prosecution, incarceration and probation costs. He says it could also have a significant social impact, noting felony convictions limit the ability to get a job and housing.

About these ads

One Response

  1. Now it they could just get the addicts to stop stealing and going off of the wall and stop hurting people.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: