Calif. Senate Approves Slight Loosening of Drug Laws
"Transporting" a drug would require suspects be transporting for the purpose of sales, not just for use
State law would go easier on people who are busted for carrying illegal drugs for personal use under a bill approved by the California Senate today.
Assembly Bill 721 changes the definition of "transporting" a drug to mean transporting it for sale, eliminating an additional charge for someone who might otherwise only be charged with drug possession.
"If you're in possession of a drug and you're walking down the street, you could be charged with transporting a drug even though your 'transporting' is just walking," said Sen. Rod Wright, D-Inglewood, as he presented the bill on the Senate floor.