FLORIDA — An inverse square is a law that applies a law more broadly than the original law, and that would lead to a greater number of cannabis arrests.
Under the new law, marijuana possession would be a felony and marijuana cultivation a misdemeanor.
It would also expand a statute that allows police to search and seize a person’s property without a warrant.
But state Sen. Joe Garcia, a Republican who is the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says the new bill is not going to solve all of the problems with the marijuana laws.
“What it’s going to do is keep law enforcement off of people’s property,” he said.
“They’re going to be allowed to search that property.
They’re going in there and seizing a lot of things, so it’s not going out and making arrests.
They are going to need to arrest more people to make up for the decreased number of marijuana arrests.”
Lawmakers are working to address some of the state’s most pressing issues with marijuana, including public safety and access to treatment.
The state has seen an increase in the number of people arrested for possession, while some have reported serious mental health issues.
The bill also provides an exemption for people who are under 18, who are not in the care of a family member, and have no medical need.
But those are the exceptions that would make a lot more people arrested under the new laws.
Under that law, a person could be charged with a misdemeanor if he or she was found to be in possession of marijuana, or if the person was a minor who had been prescribed marijuana.
But the new version would not allow a person to be charged if the marijuana was seized or if someone was under the influence of marijuana.
Under existing state law, police officers could also arrest anyone they feel had violated the law.
“If you are in possession and you do have the right to possess, you don’t have to be arrested,” said state Rep. John Barrow, who is a Republican.
Barrow said that in his experience, “I’ve never heard of anyone being arrested if they were under the legal limit of what was in their possession.”
“There are a lot people who can’t be arrested because they can’t prove they have the drug,” he added.
“We’ve seen in the past several years a trend of increasing the number and the severity of the criminal charges brought against people who have marijuana in their home,” Garcia said.
Garcia says that it’s important for the state to pass laws that have been on the books for a long time, such as the decriminalization of marijuana possession in Washington and Colorado.
“This is a step in the right direction,” he told ABC News.
“It is going to save people a lot from having to go through this.”ABC News’ David Gaughran contributed to this report.