2017 SENATE BILL SEEKS TO INCREASE AMOUNT NEEDED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING MARIJUANA

Senate Bill 7 Increases Amount of Marijuana Needed For Drug Traffickingdrug trafficking

A bill has been introduced in the 2017 Alabama Legislative Session that would increase the amount needed in order to be charged with drug trafficking in marijuana.  Currently the law requires that the person possess or sell more than 1 kilo or 2.2 pounds of marijuana in order to be charged with trafficking in marijuana.  The proposed law would raise this amount significantly.  Under Senate Bill 7, those amounts would be raised to 4.5 kilos or 10 pounds.

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