Tag: decriminalization

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September 29, 2014
09/29/2014
Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes Says It Is Time to Discuss Making Marijuana Legal in Kentucky

Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes Says It Is Time to Discuss Making Marijuana Legal in Kentucky

According to Kentucky.com, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes – whose tight race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is receiving national media attention – said...
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September 29, 2014
09/29/2014
Drug Policy Reform Looms Large on Nov. Ballots

Drug Policy Reform Looms Large on Nov. Ballots

This upcoming election season should prove to be of great importance in regards to legalizing cannabis, and de-fanging the wildly overblown “drug war” mentality that has locked...
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September 24, 2014
09/24/2014
Chicago Mayor Pushes to Reduce Penalties for Minor Drug Possession Statewide

Chicago Mayor Pushes to Reduce Penalties for Minor Drug Possession Statewide

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel called on the General Assembly to decriminalize marijuana possession statewide and to reduce the penalty to a misdemeanor for those caught with 1...
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September 24, 2014
09/24/2014
Ballot Will Poll New Mexico Voters About Pot

Ballot Will Poll New Mexico Voters About Pot

SANTA FE, N.M. (CN) – Two New Mexico counties can poll voters about decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana on November’s ballot, the New Mexico Supreme...
By: David Lee
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September 15, 2014
09/15/2014
Members of Community Groups Congratulate Philadelphia Mayor on Marijuana Bill

Members of Community Groups Congratulate Philadelphia Mayor on Marijuana Bill

According to The Philadelphia Tribune, members of the Institute for the Development of African American Youth (IDAAY), as well as other organizations, congratulated Mayor Michael Nutter for agreeing to sign...
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September 9, 2014
09/09/2014
Philadelphia: Mayor to Sign Marijuana Depenalization Measure

Philadelphia: Mayor to Sign Marijuana Depenalization Measure

City mayor Michael Nutter announced today that he will sign municipal legislation into law decriminalizing marijuana possession penalties. Under the measure, penalties pertaining to the possession of up to...
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September 2, 2014
09/02/2014
Voters in Santa Fe to Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession

Voters in Santa Fe to Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession

The list of localities considering making marijuana legal or decriminalizing possession of small amounts is steadily growing, and two New Mexico cities were just added to the...
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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
Santa Fe City Council Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

Santa Fe City Council Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

Santa Fe on Wednesday became the latest U.S. city to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, with lawmakers in the New Mexico capital voting to change local statutes...
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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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