…But over 70% of California’s chronic electorate are sick and tired of the ridiculous drug sentencing laws and want less damning consequences when charged with illegal substance possession — according to new polling data from a Bay Area-based polling company .
The pro marijuana based poll was ordered by supporters of California state Sen. Mark Leno’s innovative bill, SB 1506, which is designed to decrease the unjustly harsh penalties for drug possession under CA State law to be punishable by no more than twelve months in jail, along with to fines and probation.
This bill would make the unlawful possession of any of those substances a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year. [source]
Having less than one oz. of pot was reclassified in 2010 thanks to governor Schwarzenegger. It is now a misdemeanor infraction, but personal usage of other drugs … such as illegal possession of OTC prescription drugs, crack and meth could still warrant up to three years in jail.