Tag: decriminalization

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June 23, 2015
06/23/2015
National Cannabis Bar Association Unites Attorneys

National Cannabis Bar Association Unites Attorneys

Shabnam Malek founded the National Cannabis Bar Association. The mission of the NCBA is to be, “a specialty bar association dedicated to providing attorneys in the cannabis...
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June 4, 2015
06/04/2015
Delaware House Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

Delaware House Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

Delaware House lawmakers on Tuesday approved legislation that would treat simple marijuana possession and personal use by adults like a traffic violation, replacing criminal penalties with civil...
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May 20, 2015
05/20/2015
Retired Texas Cop Touts Cannabis Decriminalization

Retired Texas Cop Touts Cannabis Decriminalization

A retired cop supporting cannabis? From Texas? If that isn’t compelling evidence that the times, they are a-changing, then I don’t know what will convince you.
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March 19, 2015
03/19/2015
Preppy State Proposes Amnesty for Potheads

Preppy State Proposes Amnesty for Potheads

What happens to the millions of Americans with existing marijuana convictions once it’s legal? This week, with a groundbreaking case in Connecticut, the U.S. may be one...
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March 16, 2015
03/16/2015
Senator Booker’s Drug Reform Argument Touts Reason Over Morality

Senator Booker’s Drug Reform Argument Touts Reason Over Morality

Democratic New Jersey Senator, Cory Booker, recently gave an interview wherein he laid out some very logical, rational reasons to reform our national drug policy and incarceration...
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March 12, 2015
03/12/2015
New Hampshire Lawmakers to Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana

New Hampshire Lawmakers to Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana

Lawmakers in New Hampshire are expected to vote Wednesday on a bill that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana and treat it like a...
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March 2, 2015
03/02/2015
Jamaica Decriminalizes Possession of Small Amounts of Ganja

Jamaica Decriminalizes Possession of Small Amounts of Ganja

Jamaican legislators in the Lower House passed a law that will decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis. Under the new law, possession of as little as...
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February 26, 2015
02/26/2015
Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana in Small Amounts

Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana in Small Amounts

After many years of dialogue about the culturally entrenched drug, and emboldened by changes to drug laws in U.S. states, Jamaica’s Parliament on Tuesday night gave final...
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February 10, 2015
02/10/2015
Jamaican Senate Says Yes to Marijuana on Bob Marley’s Birthday

Jamaican Senate Says Yes to Marijuana on Bob Marley’s Birthday

Jamaica took one step closer to decriminalizing marijuana for medical, religious and scientific purposes, and it couldn’t have happened on a more fitting day — the birthday...
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February 5, 2015
02/05/2015
Virginia: Lawmakers Quash Decriminalization Effort

Virginia: Lawmakers Quash Decriminalization Effort

By a margin of nearly 3 to 1, voters in the Old Dominion state say that they support amending Virginia’s marijuana penalties—penalties that rank among the toughest...
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January 21, 2015
01/21/2015
Colorado Cannabis Firm to Grow on California Tribal Lands

Colorado Cannabis Firm to Grow on California Tribal Lands

Their aim is to form agreements with several California Native American tribes to grow and manufacture cannabis products on native land and then sell those products to...
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December 16, 2014
12/16/2014
Popular Decriminalization Bill Filed in Texas

Popular Decriminalization Bill Filed in Texas

Responding to popular demand in the Lone Star State, Texas State Representative Joe Moody (D–El Paso) has introduced a bill that would reduce state penalties for possession...
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December 1, 2014
12/01/2014
NYPD Begins Enforcing Less Severe Cannabis Policy

NYPD Begins Enforcing Less Severe Cannabis Policy

Last week New York City police shifted their policy of cannabis enforcement to one that is less harsh for those found in possession of cannabis.
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November 24, 2014
11/24/2014
Woody Harrelson Hosts “Saturday Night Live” Full of Cannabis Jokes

Woody Harrelson Hosts “Saturday Night Live” Full of Cannabis Jokes

While Saturday Night Live has always had a fair share of great bits on marijuana dating way back, this latest episode certainly showed that it’s moving more...
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November 11, 2014
11/11/2014
Marijuana May Mean Ticket, Not Arrest, in New York City

Marijuana May Mean Ticket, Not Arrest, in New York City

The New York Police Department, which has been arresting tens of thousands of people a year for low-level marijuana possession, is poised to stop making such arrests...
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November 3, 2014
11/03/2014
Cannabis Decriminalization Does Not Increase Teen Risk Behaviors

Cannabis Decriminalization Does Not Increase Teen Risk Behaviors

Since decriminalization, have any of these apocalyptic divinations come to fruition? Nope. Not a single one has come true. Not only are teen arrest, dropout and overdose...
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October 20, 2014
10/20/2014
Jamaican Movement to Decriminalize Ganja in the Works

Jamaican Movement to Decriminalize Ganja in the Works

Many people across the world associate Jamaica and Rastafarian culture with the blessed green herb, but cannabis is still illegal in Jamaica. However, that may soon change.
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October 16, 2014
10/16/2014
After California Decriminalized Marijuana, Teen Arrest, Overdose and Dropout Rates Fell

After California Decriminalized Marijuana, Teen Arrest, Overdose and Dropout Rates Fell

A new report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice adds to the growing body of evidence that legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana does not lead to...
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October 9, 2014
10/09/2014
D.C. Council Votes Unanimously to Strengthen Record Sealing Laws to Relieve People With Prior Marijuana Possession Arrest

D.C. Council Votes Unanimously to Strengthen Record Sealing Laws to Relieve People With Prior Marijuana Possession Arrest

The D.C. Council voted unanimously in favor of a bill that would improve the process by which a person can seal criminal records pertaining to conduct that...
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October 7, 2014
10/07/2014
Sorry but Texas Is Not Legalizing Cannabis

Sorry but Texas Is Not Legalizing Cannabis

According to a poll conducted by The University of Texas and the Texas Tribune, 77 percent of voters in Texas believe in some form of cannabis legalization....
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