Despite recent improvements, Mainers still face extremely harsh penalties for even minor drug offenses. Possession of just 2g of heroin is defined as trafficking, and possession above 200mg is a felony. That’s far below the amount someone with substance use disorder might have on them for personal use.

This bill will allow us to reinvest money from the criminal justice system into solutions that work, like treatment and recovery.

Sponsors

Representative Pinny Beebe-Center

Status

Carried Over to Next Session

Session

129th

Bill number

Position

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