Iowa lawmakers propose lighter penalties for marijuana

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Iowans caught with marijuana for the first time could face a lighter penalty.

If you are currently caught with any amount of pot on your person, you face a serious misdemeanor charge that carries up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. 

But Senate File 432 would downgrade that to no more than 30 days in jail and only a $625 fine. 

The bill passed a Senate subcommittee earlier this week. 

It is unclear what the future of the bill is. In the past, similar bills stalled in the statehouse. 

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