Hawaii: Lawmakers Pass Legislation Decriminalizing Low-Level Possession Offenses

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House and Senate lawmakers have finalized and passed legislation, House Bill 1383 , decriminalizing low-level marijuana possession offenses and vacating past convictions. To date, 23 states and the District of Columbia have either legalized or decriminalized (eliminated the possibility of jail time) the adult possession and personal use of marijuana. Decriminalization Expungement decriminalization expungement Hawaii

New Mexico: Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization, Other Reform Bills

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New Mexico: Governor Signs Law Decriminalizing Minor Marijuana Possession

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Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed legislation into law decriminalizing the possession of personal use amounts of cannabis. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have either legalized or decriminalized the adult possession and use of marijuana. Decriminalization decriminalization New MexicoDemocratic Gov.

Texas: Marijuana Decriminalization Bill to be Considered on House Floor

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On Thursday, April 25, members of the Texas House of Representatives are scheduled to consider a marijuana decriminalization bill. Thursday will be the first time in decades that marijuana decriminalization will be discussed on the House Floor.

Texas: Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Advances Out Of Key Committee

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ACTIVISM Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists Community Organizing Decriminalization Grassroots PolicyJoe Moody’s bill to reduce penalties for low-level marijuana possession has passed out of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee with a bipartisan vote of 5-2! If HB 63 passes the House and Senate, Texans would no longer face jail time or the collateral consequences that come along with a criminal drug conviction!

Wisconsin Could Decriminalize Cannabis, Legalize Medical Use

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He'd also decriminalize less than 25 grams, and allow expungements of past records. The post Wisconsin Could Decriminalize Cannabis, Legalize Medical Use appeared first on Leafly. Politics decriminalization medical marijuana wisconsin

Texas Moves Ahead With Weakened Decriminalization Bill

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The post Texas Moves Ahead With Weakened Decriminalization Bill appeared first on Leafly. Politics decriminalization texasSomething's better than nothing: Texas Republicans want more, but Gov. Abbott refuses to consider legalization.

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.

North Dakota Decriminalizes Marijuana

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Whether it is decriminalization, medical permission or full-blown legalization, signature moves like these typically start and end with a decent amount of fanfare. According to Vox , the state decriminalized marijuana in early May, yet they didn’t make a peep. Doug Burgum signed a bill decriminalizing marijuana last week — but the issue got little to no attention from his office or news media. Decriminalization vs. Legalization – a Middle-Ground. .

Texas Decriminalizes Marijuana

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This is why it is particularly remarkable that, on April 22 nd , the Texas government passed a bill that would decriminalize marijuana possession. While Texas Democrats would rather see things go one step further into full legalization, decriminalization is still a step in the right direction.

Joe Biden Supports Decriminalizing Cannabis, but Stops Short of Legalization

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With Biden entering the primaries in hopes of going toe-to-toe against Donald Trump, his preference for decriminalization over legalization (as reported by CNN ) may seem a bit more conservative than many of his supporters’. Decriminalization Over Legalization. . According to CNN : “Joe Biden supports decriminalizing marijuana, a Biden campaign spokesman told CNN, but the former vice president isn’t going as far as calling for the drug to be legalized on the federal level.”.

Wisconsin Governor Aims To Legalize Medical Marijuana And Decriminalize Recreational This Year

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Evers aims to legalize medical cannabis, decriminalize recreational possession and use, and expunge qualifying arrest records. Decriminalization, Not Legalization. Some cities, like Madison, have already decriminalized personal cannabis possession.

What In The Hell Is Texas Doing With Medical Marijuana And Decriminalization?

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What In The Hell Is Texas Doing With Medical Marijuana And Decriminalization? Will decriminalization and medical marijuana come to the Lone Star state, or will Lt. The post What In The Hell Is Texas Doing With Medical Marijuana And Decriminalization?

North Dakota: Governor Signs Law Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties

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Decriminalization LEGISLATION decriminalization North Dakota penaltiesRepublican Gov. Doug Burgum has signed legislation into law reducing marijuana possession penalties.

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Cannabis Legalization & Decriminalization Bills For Virginia Shot Down In Committee

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WAVY) — A local delegate’s push to legalize marijuana for recreational use was shot down, as well as several other major bills aimed at decriminalizing or legalizing the drug, before they even reached the full General Assembly this year. Local News Outlet 10WAVY reports.

Wisconsin: Gov Proposes Decriminalization & Regulated Medical Cannabis In Next Budget

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He previously advocated decriminalization but didn’t specify details or the manner in which he would propose it. The journal reports. The proposal calls for allowing records to be expunged for people with previous convictions relating to marijuana possession in small amounts.

Gambian Govt Says No To Cannabis Decriminalization

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Kentucky Bill Would Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

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Legislation to decriminalize the possession of less than an ounce of marijuana – and up to five grams of resin – has been filed in Kentucky’s Senate. The measure would decriminalize “personal use quantity” of marijuana, which is defined by being less than an ounce of bud or less than five grams of resin. The post Kentucky Bill Would Decriminalize Marijuana Possession appeared first on TheJointBlog.

North Dakota: Lawmakers Pass Language Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties

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Decriminalization LEGISLATION decriminalization North Dakota penaltiesHouse and Senate lawmakers have passed legislation, House Bill 1050 , reducing marijuana possession penalties. The measure now awaits action from Republican Gov. Doug Burgum.

Denver Could Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms on Tuesday

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The post Denver Could Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms on Tuesday appeared first on Leafly. Politics Colorado decriminalization DenverThe historic vote could open the way for other cities to rethink their policies on hallucinogens. Opponents say it's a bad trip waiting to happen.

Alabama: Jefferson County Police To Cite, Rather Than Prosecute, Minor Marijuana Violators

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Additional information is available from NORML’s ‘Local Decriminalization’ report, online here. Decriminalization LAW ENFORCEMENT Municipal Alabama citation summons

Alabama Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

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Legislation to decriminalize the possession of personal amounts of marijuana has been passed unanimously by an Alabama Senate committee. The Senate Judiciary Committee recently voted 11 to 0 to pass the marijuana decriminalization bill, sending it towards a vote by the full Senate. The post Alabama Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession appeared first on TheJointBlog.

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. Out of the 418,546 registered voters in Denver, 40% weighed in on magic-mushroom decriminalization. Tuesday, May 7 was Election Day in Denver.

South Carolina Bill Would Decriminalize Marijuana and Hash Possession

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Legislation to decriminalize the possession of marijuana and hash has been prefiled in South Carolina’s Legislature. The post South Carolina Bill Would Decriminalize Marijuana and Hash Possession appeared first on TheJointBlog.

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They May Laugh At Him Now But Malaysian Politician Pushes For Medical Cannabis Decriminalization

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Masheable SE Asia Reports. Now Jeram assemblyman Mohd Shaid Rosli is trying his best to make his fellow politicians realize the money making capabilities of the herb.

Marijuana Legalization Measures Gaining Momentum In Several States

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Lawmakers in several states have recently moved forward legislative proposals to either legalize or decriminalize marijuana-related activities. 2019 Banking Decriminalization Legalization LEGISLATION Legislative Update legalization legislation states

Minnesota: Attorney For State’s Largest County To No Longer Criminally Prosecute Marijuana Possession Offenses

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Courts Decriminalization LAW ENFORCEMENT Municipal decriminalization Minneapolis MinnesotaMinor marijuana possession offenders will no longer be criminally prosecuted in Hennepin County, Minnesota, according to a new policy announced Thursday by County Attorney Mike Freeman. An estimated 1.2 million people live in the County, which includes the city of Minneapolis.

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New York: the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA)

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420 ACTIVISM Advocacy Business Community Organizing Decriminalization ECONOMICS Expungement GOVERNMENT Grassroots INDUSTRY Legalization LEGISLATION Policy cannabis equity justice legalization marijuana New York NORML prohibition racial justice Small Business war on drugsA.1617 , the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), has been re-introduced this legislative session. The bill would legalize the adult possession, use, and regulated sale of marijuana.

Texas Police Chiefs Association Hold Marijuana Press Conference

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Phase 2: Push for decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana and expanded medical use. ACTIVISM Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists Community Organizing Decriminalization Grassroots LAW ENFORCEMENT NORML ChaptersFellow Texans, Today, I attended a press conference held by the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA) at the Texas State Capitol.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/29

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In Texas, the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence passed a marijuana decriminalization bill out of committee this week. Legislation is pending, House Bill 1383, that would decriminalize certain marijuana possession offenses.

Marijuana reform is budding in New Hampshire!

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ACTIVISM Advocacy Community Organizing Decriminalization Expungement GOVERNMENT Grassroots Legalization LEGISLATION Legislative Update Medical Marijuana criminal justice expungement farming hemp justice legalization marijuana New HampshireHere in New Hampshire, there has been a great deal of progress in the last few years.

Delaware: Attorney General Calls For Expanding Use Of Civil Penalties For Marijuana Violations

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” News radio station WHHY reports that the decriminalization policy will apply to possession cases involving up to 175 grams of cannabis. LAW ENFORCEMENT Policy decriminalization DelawareDelaware prosecutors will no longer be encouraged to pursue criminal charges against those who possess marijuana for personal use, according to guidelines issued by the state’s new Attorney General, Kathleen Jennings.

Wisconsinites Want Legal Cannabis, Not Higher Gas Taxes. Who Knew?

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Politics decriminalization legalization medical marijuana polls wisconsinA new poll found 59% support for legalizing marijuana and 83% support for medical marijuana. Higher gas taxes? Not so much. The post Wisconsinites Want Legal Cannabis, Not Higher Gas Taxes. Who Knew? appeared first on Leafly.

It’s a $130 Fine for 3 Grams, Under Hawaii’s Decrim Bill

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Politics decriminalization hawaiiIf Gov. David Ige signs the bill, low-level cannabis possession would only be a ticketable offense starting next year. The post It’s a $130 Fine for 3 Grams, Under Hawaii’s Decrim Bill appeared first on Leafly.

Can Texas Build a Working Medical Cannabis Program in 2019?

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Health Politics decriminalization laws legalization medical marijuana qualifying conditions texasIn 2019 Texans will find out whether lawmakers are ready to build a viable medical cannabis program or whether old-fashioned politics will limit access to effective medicine. The post Can Texas Build a Working Medical Cannabis Program in 2019? appeared first on Leafly.

Is Wisconsin ‘Behind the Curve’ on Marijuana Laws?

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Politics adult-use cannabis decriminalization legalization wisconsinThe state is one of just 17 in which the possession, sale, or cultivation of cannabis in any amount can result in criminal prosecution. The post Is Wisconsin ‘Behind the Curve’ on Marijuana Laws? appeared first on Leafly.

More Delays In The Farce That Is International Cannabis Rescheduling

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Enough Signatures Submitting in Denver to Put Magic Mushrooms Initiative on November Ballot

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Proponents of an initiative to decriminalize the possession and use of magic mushrooms in Denver have submitted enough signatures to put the measure to a vote of the people.

Biden Pledges Tepid Support for Cannabis Half-Measure

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The career-long drug warrior dips his toe into decriminalization while the rest of America dives into full legalization. Catch up, Joe. The post Biden Pledges Tepid Support for Cannabis Half-Measure appeared first on Leafly. Politics

Opioids and Medical Cannabis: An Update on the Latest Information

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Cannabis Science Decriminalization Legalization Medical Marijuana 411 Politics Prohibition Addiction Opioids PharmaceuticalAmerica is in the throes of a major crisis. Opioid addiction has taken over many parts of the country and is taking a number of lives daily. The opioid crisis is at its breaking point right now. More people are spending time in hospitals or losing their lives to opioid overdose than ever before. According to the National Institute on Read Article.