Urge Gov. Brown to Decrease Marijuana Penalties By Signing SB 649

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Charges of possession with intent to sell - which are often spurious - are a felony in California. Growing a single pot plant in California is a felony. But neither has to to be. Sen. Mark Leno's SB 649 to change marijuana sentencing in California sits on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk, and the Drug Policy Alliance wants you to get him to sign it. Click here to lobby the governor to pass SB 649, which would allow California prosecutors to charge drug crimes as either a misdemeanor or a felony, instead of just a felony. The bill known as a "wobbler" bill gives District Attorneys more discretion, which would keep more non-violent drug offenders out of prison.