Bill grapples with drug law reform

by Ruth Leubecker

Medical experts and public health advocates convened last week to address upcoming legislation that would relax sentencing guidelines for those possessing drugs.

LD 1492, An Act to Reform Drug Sentencing Laws, seeks to require prosecutors to prove someone is trafficking or intends to traffick drugs before they can be convicted of it; and it would end some felony charges by raising the threshold for misdemeanor possession charges.

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