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Tags: Drug Penalties Repealed Michigan

Oops! Mich. Repeals Penalties for Some Drug Crimes

Thursday, 30 December 2010 10:55 AM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Possessing drugs such as synthetic marijuana and an Ecstasy-like substance called BZP won't result in jail time or fines in Michigan because lawmakers accidentally repealed the penalties for those crimes.

A bill that took effect in October made it illegal to have or use such drugs. It called for up to one year in jail and fines of up to $2,000 for misdemeanors. Felony cases involved more severe penalties.

But in December, lawmakers engrossed in a busy and lengthy lame-duck session failed to include those penalties in a drug sentencing bill. When Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed that bill last week, the penalties for synthetic marijuana and BZP were repealed.

Incoming state Sen. Rick Jones says he'll introduce a bill to fix the law when the Legislature convenes in January.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Possessing drugs such as synthetic marijuana and an Ecstasy-like substance called BZP won't result in jail time or fines in Michigan because lawmakers accidentally repealed the penalties for those crimes.A bill that took effect in October made it...
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