California Residents Seek to Decriminalize Personal Drug Use
California residents are known to have a more laid-back outlook on things. That goes for many aspects of their lives, including their views on drugs. Two years ago the legal system changed the way it handles small scale marijuana possession, reducing penalties imposed for those caught carrying no more than an ounce of the drug down to a mere misdemeanor.
Basically, as long as you don’t look like you are trying to redistribute or sell the drug, then you can get caught with marijuana and get off with a slap on the wrists. Now the majority of residents want penalties reduced on all drugs that are used solely for personal use, including cocaine and heroin.
A poll conducted by Tulchin Research of San Francisco revealed that, of the state’s inhabitants, 70 percent agreed that using drugs for personal use did not warrant the three year sentence currently in place as punishment for possession. Read More…