§ 14-5-8. Possession of one ounce (1 oz.) or less of marijuana.
Notwithstanding any public, special, or general law to the contrary, possession of one ounce (1 oz.) or less of marijuana, as defined in § 21-28-1.02, by a child under seventeen (17) years of age and who is not exempted from penalties pursuant to chapter 28.6 of title 21, shall constitute a status offense pursuant to § 14-1-3(9)(vii) and forfeiture of the marijuana. The family court may order a substance-abuse assessment and, if recommended, substance-abuse treatment. The parents or legal guardian of any child under seventeen (17) years of age shall be notified of the offense.
(P.L. 2016, ch. 407, § 2; P.L. 2016, ch. 408, § 2.)