Clarifying NY State Decriminalization and Marijuana Possession Related Penalties


There has been some confusion and misinformation circulating about what New York’s latest expansion of marijuana decriminalization means and what impact it will have on criminal prosecutions going forward. As of August 28, 2019, public consumption and possession of up to two ounces of cannabis flower is punishable as a marijuana possession violation (not a crime) and the sentence of that offense is a monetary fine up to $200 under Penal Law 221. Legal Provisions.

Denver Decriminalizes Psilocybin

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jurisdiction to decriminalize psilocybin-containing mushrooms. jurisdiction has actually approved of the decriminalization of psilocybin, and this could have major effects throughout the nation. Decriminalization is a very different concept. Colorado Legal Issues

California Activists Seek Decriminalization of Magic Mushrooms

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With the 2020 ballot fast approaching, California activists are keenly working towards securing a measure that would decriminalize psilocybin, also commonly known as ‘magic mushrooms.’. Representatives for Decriminalize California have stated the group currently aims to raise $1.5

Atlanta Police Department No Longer Rejects Applicants For Having Used Cannabis


In fact, the question regarding cannabis consumption has been completely removed from the department’s applicant pre-screening questionnaire. Decriminalization. The possession of up to one ounce of cannabis was decriminalized in Fulton County in October 2017.

Nevada: Reform Efforts are Still Alive


Even though cannabis has been recreationally legal in the Battle Born State for nearly two years and Sin City has become a greenish gold mine of legal cannabis, many problems and societal penalties still arise with the use of it; no social consumption lounges being among the most glaring.

On Decriminalizing Magic Mushrooms: The Psychedelic Constituency and Its Challenges

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In February 2018, I heard about a group that wanted to decriminalize psychoactive mushrooms in Denver, but didn’t know much about it. I joined the drug policy reform movement in 1993 specifically with the goal of legalizing psychedelics, so I was glad to hear from Matthews.

Virginia, Marijuana, and How Medical Legalization May Unfold in the South


The American South has been one of the toughest (weed) cookies to crack when it comes to marijuana reform, despite legalization’s wildfire spread over the past half-decade. To be fair, Democrats didn’t mention weed legalization on their party’s official platform until 2016.).

Article: Legality Of Marijuana In Nigeria: A Legal Opinion By Kayode Ajulo PhD

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In the recent times, there have been calls from different quarters on the need to legalize the use of Marijuana in Nigeria. The Agency has the job of curtailing the consumption of drugs in Nigeria. Legalizing Marijuana in Nigeria. Source: Sahara Reporters.

NORML’s 2020 Democratic Primary Marijuana Straw Poll


She remained generally opposed to legalization, while supporting states having the right to reform their own policies, until she clarified her stance as being in support of it after announcing her 2020 presidential campaign. States are moving forward on decriminalization and legalization.

Is The End Of Cannabis Prohibition Near?

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It seems as though more states are adopting a medical and/or recreational law toward cannabis consumption. has 11 states that recognize cannabis for recreational consumption. The Farm Bill made hemp cultivation, sales and consumption across the country legal. Present Day.

Legalizing Marijuana Leads To Fewer Illegal Grow Sites In National Forests, Study Finds

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In news that Smokey Bear, iconic protector of all forests, would be happy to hear, research shows that reports of illegal marijuana grow operations on federally protected lands fell after states began legalizing it for adult use. Cannabis legalization is insignificant in Washington.

NORML Remembers Dr. Mark Kleiman


Kleiman , an academic expert on cannabis policy who often shared and debated his well informed views on marijuana policy reform with those of us who were committed to advocating for a policy of adult use legalization. NORML regrets the passing of Prof. Mark A.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/20/19


A decriminalization bill was defeated in the Missouri House of Representatives this week. At a more local level, The city commissioners of Daytona Beach voted to decriminalize up to 20 grams of marijuana possession. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of decriminalization.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/21/19


House of Representatives just voted to restrict the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that have legalized adult-use marijuana. New York state lawmakers approved legislation on Friday to further expand cannabis decriminalization and expunge certain records.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/3/19


At a more local level, members of Las Vegas, Nevada’s city council approved legislation to allow cannabis consumption lounges. Legislation is pending, House Bill 96 / Senate Bill 98, to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/1/19


Governor of Pennsylvania, is beginning a state-wide listening tour to find out where PA residents stand on cannabis legalization. Manor Township, Pennsylvania is considering a proposal that would decriminalize cannabis possession.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/26/19


Republican leaders in Wisconsin’s state legislature said that Governor Evers’ medical cannabis and decriminalization budget proposals will not be passed through the legislature this session. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of decriminalization.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/8/19


Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 182, to re-legalize the inhalation of herbal cannabis formulations for medical purposes. Legislation is pending, House Bill 708 / Senate Bill 686, to legalize the use, possession, cultivation, and retail sale of small amounts of marijuana for adults.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/12/19


At the state level, a bill to allow licensed social consumption spaces in Oregon was defeated for this year. Legislation is pending, House Bill 19-1230, to allow the social consumption of cannabis by adults in licensed and regulated establishments.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/4/19


At the state level, Alaska regulators have voted in favor of plans to permit on-site marijuana consumption at designated retailers. And at a more local level, Dayton, Ohio is considering a proposal to completely decriminalize marijuana and remove the $150 possession fine.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/5/19


This Act amends the Controlled Substances Act to reduce the number of instances in which federal law enforcement agencies could carry out legal actions against state-licensed cannabis businesses or other related enterprises. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of social consumption.

An Overview of the Biggest Marijuana Players in South America


Although Uruguay will always hold the title for being the first country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, the Green Wave is hitting the continent in one large swoop. Recreational marijuana is decriminalized in small amounts and when used on private property.

Ecuador sets hemp THC limit at full 1.0%,

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The limit was set in policy changes outlined during a legislative session this week that legalized industrial hemp by removing it from the Ecuadorian criminal code. Ecuador in 2015 approved a new law that decriminalized cannabis consumption.

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Luxembourg Ministers of Health and Justice Look To Canada For Medical Cannabis Model

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In the original agreement of the government coalition it was stated that the main objectives would be the decriminalization or even legalization of the possession and consumption of cannabis, as well as state control over the production and sales chain.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/28/19


Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Earl Blumenauer introduced legislation to allow for interstate commerce when it comes to state-legal cannabis programs. New Mexico’s new decriminalization law takes effect this coming Monday July 1. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of juvenile decriminalization. Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, U.S.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/10/19


A campaign committee called Smart and Safe Arizona is preparing to launch a campaign to qualify a 2020 adult use marijuana legalization ballot initiative in the state. Legislation is pending, House Bill 96 / Senate Bill 98, to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

NORML Chapter Newsletter


“That’s why dozens of NORML chapters are organizing citizen lobby days to advocate for the end of marijuana prohibition and other reforms ranging from depenalization and expungement, to workplace drug testing and social consumption.”

NORML Chapter Newsletter – June 2019


While this bill isn’t perfect, it does provide a pathway for adults to legally obtain and consume cannabis. “It still won’t be legal to sell or smoke on the street. “Not legalizing really isn’t where we want to be as an organization and as a state.”

NORML Chapter Newsletter – April 2019


“The restaurant will also host speakers who advocate for the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana, including state Sen. Virginia NORML Hosts Marijuana Decriminalization Panel Discussion.

Caribbean Update

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Trinidad and Tobago begins decriminalization process of marijuana. Decriminalizing would mean that the possession of cannabis for personal consumption will not entail sanctions. However, decriminalization does not mean that they will legalize it.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/22


Activists in Oregon have filed a 2020 ballot initiative with the Secretary of State that, if approved, would allow social cannabis consumption sites and protect consumers from employment discrimination. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of legalization.

Medical Cannabis Pot-ential

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Medical Cannabis: South Africa’s highest court has made the decision to decriminalize cannabis for private use. Even though SA has now taken the right step into the cannabis industry, the legal aspect regarding medical use remains undeveloped and still somewhat misunderstood.

North America cannabis industry is expected to reach $36.7 billion in 2025

Canna Newswire

Cannabis industry is a highly thriving industry witnessing constant research and developmental activities regarding the safe use of cannabis for human consumption. and Canada to legalize the cultivation, production, possession, and distribution of cannabis?

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Cannabis as Medicine: 101

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Legalization of medical use. Legalization of recreational use. As of October 17 th 2018, the Canadian government has decriminalized recreational use of cannabis under legislative bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act.

How Does Marijuana Laws Affect Tourism?

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Legality of Cannabis. The legality of medical and recreational cannabis varies from state to state. Marijuana laws revolve around distribution, possession, cultivation, and consumption. The use of cannabis for recreation is legal in ten states in the District of Columbia.

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People who Changed Pot Forever – Steve DeAngelo

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If you’re sitting down right now enjoying a legal puff, you can thank the heroes and heroines of the counterculture. Decriminalization bills passed in around 14 states. In 1978 Jimmy carter endorsed nationwide decriminalization of cannabis.

NORML Chapter Newsletter


That’s why dozens of NORML chapters are organizing citizen lobby days to advocate for the end of marijuana prohibition and other reforms ranging from depenalization and expungement, to workplace drug testing and social consumption.”. Thus every pound of cannabis which is donated free of charge to legal patients is liable for nearly $1000 in state taxes.”. He believes that people who are allowed medical marijuana from states with legalized marijuana will be protected.”.