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Rep. Mark A. Cardenas, D-Phoenix, wants to remove felony charges for possession of marijuana without the intent to sell. “I don’t believe they should go away to prison and face hefty fines and possibly have their civil rights taken away,” he said. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Moriah Costa)

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Lawmaker: Remove felony charge for simple marijuana possession

Saying harsh penalties for marijuana use do more harm than good, a state lawmaker wants to remove felony charges for possession without the intent to sell.