New Bill Requires Cops to Destroy Legal Marijuana

by Salvatore P. Ciulla on December 9, 2014 · 0 comments

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A new bill that would have required police to return legally grown marijuana taken during a seizure or compensate the grower for loss of property has been changed so significantly that marijuana advocates want the bill killed.


Current law requires police to store up to 10 pounds of seized marijuana. If the grower is found to be in compliance with the law, they get it back.


Senate Bill 1193 started off requiring police to properly store and return marijuana that was legally possessed to its rightful owner. If any of the product was lost, destroyed or damaged after the bust, the grower would be compensated for his loss. This measure also required police to store seized marijuana in conditions favorable to preservation, including specific temperatures and humidity.


However, the new amendments have made SB 1193 less friendly to growers than even current law, reducing the amount that police must retain to just 2 pounds and five samples for court, and the requirements of properly storing the marijuana and returning it in useable condition were axed entirely.


The bill has been changed so much, marijuana advocates are asking Senator Noreen Evans’ office to either amend the bill again or just kill it altogether.


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