Noting the disproportionate and racially discriminatory impact of the criminalization of controlled substances, as well as the inappropriate use of the criminal justice system to address substance use issues, we supported a variety of legislation which would propose to decriminalize certain drugs entirely or to change the threshold for which the possession of a certain amount of a controlled substance becomes a crime.

Sponsors

Representative Brandon Potter, Representative Jose Batista, and Representative Scott Slater

Status

Held for Further Study

Session

2022

Bill number

H 7715, H 7896, H 8009

Position

Support