As reported by Katherine Gregg in the January 19, 2011 edition of the Providence Journal, a new bill to decriminalize marijuana has been introduced to the Rhode Island General Assembly. A representative has proposed decriminalizing possession of marijuana of less than one ounce. Instead of a criminal charge, it would be considered a civil violation and punishable by a $150.00.
Under current Rhode Island Law 21-28-4.01, the penalties for possession of marijuana include a controlled substance classified in schedule I as marijuana is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction may be imprisoned for not more than one year or fined not less than two hundred dollars ($200) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500), or both.
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