Tag: decriminalization

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July 22, 2014
07/22/2014
264 Charged With Marijuana Possession Since Philadelphia City Council Voted to Decriminalize

264 Charged With Marijuana Possession Since Philadelphia City Council Voted to Decriminalize

On June 19th, Philadelphia City Council voted to decriminalize the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, but in the month following the bill’s passing, 264...
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July 21, 2014
07/21/2014
Hundreds of Low-Level Marijuana Offenses Could Be Thrown Out in Brooklyn

Hundreds of Low-Level Marijuana Offenses Could Be Thrown Out in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn District Attorney, Kenneth Thompson, has assembled a team that is reviewing hundreds of low-level marijuana offenses that the department could decline to prosecute, DNAinfo reports. Last...
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July 21, 2014
07/21/2014
DC Newspaper Will Pay Your Marijuana Fine

DC Newspaper Will Pay Your Marijuana Fine

A DC newspaper is eager to see how local law enforcement will be dealing with the recent marijuana decrim, so they’ve offered to pay the $25 fine for...
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July 18, 2014
07/18/2014
Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect In Nation’s Capital

Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect In Nation’s Capital

As of midnight Wednesday, D.C.’s marijuana decriminalization law is officially in effect. The new law — approved by the D.C. Council, signed by Mayor Gray, and submitted to Congress for...
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July 15, 2014
07/15/2014
The White House Opposes Congressional Attempts to Hinder DC Marijuana Reform

The White House Opposes Congressional Attempts to Hinder DC Marijuana Reform

In a Statement of Administration Policy, released today, President Obama’s administration took a firm stance against recent efforts by Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) to restrict the District...
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July 14, 2014
07/14/2014
The Smell of Marijuana is No Longer Justification for Searches in Massachusetts

The Smell of Marijuana is No Longer Justification for Searches in Massachusetts

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled Wednesday that police officers cannot search vehicles based solely upon the smell of unburnt marijuana, Boston.com reports. The court had...
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July 14, 2014
07/14/2014
The Bud Crawl: CannaBar Hopping

The Bud Crawl: CannaBar Hopping

A world where you can go on a Bud Crawl with your friends, walking the streets of the city at night and stopping in at various cannabars...
By: Rae Lland
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July 10, 2014
07/10/2014
Brooklyn Eases Up on Pot Prosecutions

Brooklyn Eases Up on Pot Prosecutions

Brooklyn‘s District Attorney announced Tuesday that he will not prosecute first-time offenders arrested for low-level marijuana possession. Kenneth P. Thompson said the move is an effort to...
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July 9, 2014
07/09/2014
Caribbean, West African Nations to Study Cannabis Decrim

Caribbean, West African Nations to Study Cannabis Decrim

At the semi-annual summit of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), held July 1-4 in Antigua, regional leaders agreed to establish a commission to review marijuana policy and assess...
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July 8, 2014
07/08/2014
DC Marijuana Initiative Hands in Plenty of Signatures

DC Marijuana Initiative Hands in Plenty of Signatures

It now looks extremely likely that the residents of the nation’s capitol will vote in November on whether to legalize the possession and cultivation of small amounts...
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July 1, 2014
07/01/2014
Russell Brand (And Others) Ask Prime Minister to Decriminalize

Russell Brand (And Others) Ask Prime Minister to Decriminalize

Russell Brand, British comedian and former husband of Katy Perry, has joined with some 90 celebrities, health experts, lawyers and politicians (including Sir Richard Branson and Sting)...
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July 1, 2014
07/01/2014
Philadelphia: City of Brotherly Love and Rogue Cops

Philadelphia: City of Brotherly Love and Rogue Cops

Things aren’t as sunny in Philadelphia as they may seem. Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey spoke out to announce his intention to continue arresting people for cannabis,...
By: Rae Lland
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June 27, 2014
06/27/2014
Maryland Representative Andy Harris’s Amendment to Block Funding for D.C. Marijuana Law

Maryland Representative Andy Harris’s Amendment to Block Funding for D.C. Marijuana Law

An amendment, which blocks funding for D.C.’s new law that removes criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana, passed the Appropriations Committee yesterday, the Washington...
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June 26, 2014
06/26/2014
Regressive Measure Passed Blocking Marijuana Decriminalization in Washington, D.C

Regressive Measure Passed Blocking Marijuana Decriminalization in Washington, D.C

The House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to the 2015 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill intended to prevent the District of Columbia from implementing its...
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June 26, 2014
06/26/2014
Philadelphia’s Top Cop: We’ll Ignore Weed Decrim

Philadelphia’s Top Cop: We’ll Ignore Weed Decrim

The Philadelphia City Council just voted 13-3 to end the criminalization of an ounce or less of marijuana, however the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Police Commissioner Charles...
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June 24, 2014
06/24/2014
Philadelphia Bill Seeks to End Arrests in Cases of Minor Marijuana Possession

Philadelphia Bill Seeks to End Arrests in Cases of Minor Marijuana Possession

A bill that would allow Philadelphia’s police department to cease arrests in minor marijuana possession cases has passed the City Council with a veto-proof majority, Reading Eagle...
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June 17, 2014
06/17/2014
Groups in New Mexico Seek to Lessen Marijuana Possession Penalties

Groups in New Mexico Seek to Lessen Marijuana Possession Penalties

Groups hoping to lessen the penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuana have filed petitions in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, The New Mexico Telegram reports....
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June 13, 2014
06/13/2014
Jamaica Will Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

Jamaica Will Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

Jamaica will decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, the government announced today. It will also allow possession for some medical and scientific purposes. And it...
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June 10, 2014
06/10/2014
Decriminalizing Pot Possession Advances in Philly, But Conflicts Could Stymie City Law

Decriminalizing Pot Possession Advances in Philly, But Conflicts Could Stymie City Law

A bill gaining traction in Philadelphia City Council would make possessing small quantities of marijuana only a civil violation, with a $25 fine. Councilman Jim Kenney says Philly...
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May 30, 2014
05/30/2014
Marijuana Decriminalization Proposed in Delaware

Marijuana Decriminalization Proposed in Delaware

Delawareans could legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana for “personal use” under proposed legislation backed by Democratic lawmakers in both chambers of the General Assembly. Marijuana...
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