On Friday, the Organization of American States (OAS) released a ground-breaking report on hemispheric drug control that includes not only an assessment of the current state of affairs, but also looks at a number of alternate scenarios for future directions in drug policy, including explicit analysis of possible regulation... Read More »
Tag: decriminalization (105 posts)
Washington DC council members Tommy Wells, mayoral candidate for the District of Columbia in 2014, and former mayor Marion Barry are drafting a marijuana decriminalization bill. The bill could be introduced as early as this summer. Fellow council member Anita Bonds is also considering introducing a decriminalization or penalty reduction bill.
Thanks to aggressive policing strategies, New York City has for more than a decade been the world’s leader in marijuana possession arrests, but now those numbers are starting to go down. According to the State Division of Criminal Justice Services, some 10,078 people had been arrested on pot possession charges... Read More »
State lawmakers gave final approval Monday to a measure that will decriminalize possession of limited amounts of marijuana in Vermont. The bill will now be transmitted to Gov. Peter Shumlin, who is expected to sign it into law in coming weeks, at which time Vermont will become the Read More »
Yesterday, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay signed a marijuana decriminalization measure into law. The new law will make possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana punishable by a fine of $100 – $500, and will take effect June 1, 2013.
The Vermont Senate voted 24-6 Tuesday to give initial approval to a bill that would decriminalize possession of limited amounts of marijuana. After the Senate gives its final approval, which could happen as early as tomorrow, it will be sent to the House of Representatives to sign off Read More »
New Hampshire won’t be the next state to decriminalize marijuana possession. The state Senate Thursday killed a decriminalization bill, with senators calling it “deeply flawed.” Introduced by Rep. Kyle Tasker, House Bill 621 would have decriminalized the possession of up to a quarter ounce and imposed a maximum fine of $200.... Read More »
In the wake of the marijuana legalization victories in Colorado and Washington last November, and buoyed by a series of national public opinion polls showing support for pot legalization going over the tipping point, marijuana reform legislation is being introduced at state houses across the land at levels never... Read More »
Next Saturday, in over 200 cities worldwide, millions will come together to rally for an end to a failed drug war on cannabis and industrial hemp. Oregonians will participate in the Global Cannabis March in three cities – Portland, Eugene and Medford. These marches will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2013... Read More »
Grand Rapids residents voted in November to decriminalize minor marijuana offenses. People possessing up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana will receive a ticket rather than jail. The decriminalization measure does not offer protection for anyone with 4 or more previous offenses for controlled substances or anyone intending to sell marijuana.