Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect July 1

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Richmond, VA: Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation ( Senate Bill 2 | House Bill 972 ) decriminalizing marijuana possession. ” Governor Northam had previously gone on record in support of decriminalizing marijuana violations and expunging past convictions, as has Attorney General Mark Herring. Twenty six states additional states and the District of Columbia have either legalized or decriminalized the adult possession and use of marijuana.

Virginia: Both Chambers Pass Decriminalization Legislation

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House and Senate lawmakers have passed legislation decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses. Both the Governor and the Attorney General are on record in favor of decriminalization. ” 2020 Decriminalization decriminalization Virginia

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Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect Wednesday, July 1

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Legislation passed this spring decriminalizes possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and seals the records of past convictions from public view. The post Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect Wednesday, July 1 appeared first on NORML. 2020 ACTIVISM Decriminalization Legislative Update Virginia cannabis decrim decriminalization featured marijuana Virginia NORML

Maryland: Lawmakers Advance Decriminalization Expansion Measure

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Under existing law , only possession offenses involving ten grams of marijuana or less are decriminalized. “Expanding the decriminalization of low-level marijuana offenses allows police and the courts to re-prioritize their resources toward addressing more serious crimes,” said Luke Jones, Executive Director of Maryland NORML and a proponent of the bill. ” Maryland lawmakers initially decriminalized minor marijuana possession offenses in 2014.

Virginia: Governor Approves Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana and Legalize Medical Cannabis

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Richmond, VA: Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has approved legislation ( Senate Bill 2 | House Bill 972 ) decriminalizing marijuana possession offenses. ” Governor Northam had previously gone on record in support of decriminalizing marijuana violations and expunging past convictions, as has Attorney General Mark Herring. In addition to approving marijuana decriminalization, Gov.

Vancouver Mayor proposes motion to decriminalize all drugs

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Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart made an announcement today, proposing the decriminalization of all drugs. The post Vancouver Mayor proposes motion to decriminalize all drugs appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks.

New Jersey: Assembly Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization Legislation

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As currently written, the measure decriminalizes the possession and distribution of up to two ounces of marijuana by adults — making these activities punishable by a $50 fine. Twenty six additional states and the District of Columbia have either legalized or decriminalized the adult possession and use of marijuana. As originally written, A1897 would have decriminalized the possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana.

WATCH LIVE – Vancouver City Council votes on drug decriminalization today

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18th, the Mayor is hoping to make Vancouver the first Canadian city to decriminalize drug possession. The post WATCH LIVE – Vancouver City Council votes on drug decriminalization today appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks. At 9:30 a.m.

Virginia: Legislature Approves Decriminalization and Medical Cannabis Bills

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Today, the legislature approved HB 972 to decriminalize marijuana possession. ” Governor Northam has spoken in favor of decriminalizing marijuana violations and expunging past convictions as has Attorney General Mark Herring. “Decriminalization is an important first step on Virginia’s path towards legal, regulated adult use, and one many thought was still years away, but we cannot stop now.

Florida Municipality Considering Marijuana Decriminalization Measure

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Currently more than a dozen Florida municipalities have decriminalized the possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana including: Alachua County, Broward County, Cocoa Beach, Hallandale Beach, Key West, Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Orlando, Osceola County, Palm Beach County, Port Richey, Tampa, Volusia County, and West Palm Beach County. Click Here to Review NORML’s Decriminalization Report.

Ohio: Senate Overwhelmingly Advances Measure to Expand Decriminalization Policies

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Members of the Ohio senate advanced a measure expanding the state’s long-standing decriminalization policies. The post Ohio: Senate Overwhelmingly Advances Measure to Expand Decriminalization Policies appeared first on NORML. 2020 Decriminalization LEGISLATION Policy decriminalization legislation Ohio

NJ Passes Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana, Ease Penalty For Mushrooms

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On Thursday, the New Jersey state legislature amended a bill that will decriminalize possessing up to six ounces of marijuana, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Hawaii: Governor to Let Marijuana Decriminalization to Become Law

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David Ige publicly stated this week that he does not intend to veto pending legislation to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession offenses. Twenty five states and the District of Columbia have either legalized or decriminalized the adult possession and use of marijuana. Decriminalization Expungement decriminalization expungement HawaiiDemocratic Gov.

New Mexico: New Marijuana Decriminalization Law Goes Into Effect Next Week

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Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation into law decriminalizing the possession of personal use amounts of cannabis. Twenty five states and the District of Columbia have either legalized or decriminalized the adult possession and use of marijuana. Legislation in Hawaii to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession offenses is awaiting action from the Governor, while Illinois Gov. Decriminalization decriminalization New Mexico

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.

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

Election 2020: Oregon psilocybin and drug decriminalization initiatives guide

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Oregon voters will consider one measure to legalize the medical use of psilocybin, and another to decriminalize small amounts of all drugs. The post Election 2020: Oregon psilocybin and drug decriminalization initiatives guide appeared first on Leafly.

Low-Level Marijuana Possession Offenses Now Decriminalized in New Mexico

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Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia have either legalized or decriminalized the adult possession and use of marijuana. Decriminalization decriminalization New MexicoAs of today, the personal possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Mexico is no longer be classified as a criminal offense.

New Jersey: Assembly Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization Legislation

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Members of the New Jersey state Assembly approved legislation to decriminalize the possession and distribution of up to two ounces of marijuana by adults. The post New Jersey: Assembly Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization Legislation appeared first on NORML. Uncategorized decriminalization New Jersey

Hawaii: Minor Marijuana Possession Offenses to be Decriminalized Next Week

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Legislation takes effect on Saturday, January 11, decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses. Twenty five states and the District of Columbia have either legalized or decriminalized the adult possession and use of marijuana. Decriminalization Expungement decriminalization expungement Hawaii

Oregon Measure 110, Drug Decriminalization And Addiction Treatment

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Oregon Measure 110, the Drug Decriminalization and Addiction Treatment Initiative was approved on November 3rd, 2020, with 58.82% support. The post Oregon Measure 110, Drug Decriminalization And Addiction Treatment appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks.

Clarifying NY State Decriminalization and Marijuana Possession Related Penalties

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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. Such convictions may not be subject to the newly enacted expungement provisions as they are “controlled substances” offenses and not “marijuana” offenses which were the sole targets for expungement under the new decriminalization law.

New Mexico: Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization, Other Reform Bills

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DECRIMINALIZATION. ACTIVISM LEGISLATION Legislative Update Medical Marijuana access decriminalization employment hemp medical marijuana New MexicoState lawmakers have approved a series of bills reducing penalties for marijuana possession offenses and strengthening and expanding legal protections for medical cannabis patients. The measures now await action from Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who is supportive of the changes.

Virginia’s marijuana decriminalization law goes into effect today

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The post Virginia’s marijuana decriminalization law goes into effect today appeared first on Leafly. Politics drug reform marijuana decriminalization virginiaPossession of up to one ounce is now just a $25 fine, and medical dispensaries should open later this year.

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!

Oregon could decriminalize all drugs in November election

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The post Oregon could decriminalize all drugs in November election appeared first on Leafly. Politics decriminalization drug legalization drug reform Oregon recoveryThe nation's most wide-ranging drug reform measure secures a spot on the ballot.

City of Ann Arbor decriminalizes psychedelic plants and fungi

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The post City of Ann Arbor decriminalizes psychedelic plants and fungi appeared first on Leafly. The city council has declared psychedelics a "lowest enforcement priority.". Politics legalization Michigan mushrooms psilocybin psilocybin legalization

Virginia just decriminalized marijuana. Here’s what that means

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The post Virginia just decriminalized marijuana. Politics marijuana decriminalization virginiaIt's now a $25 ticket for possession. But decrim is a half-step that leaves consumers stuck with untested and possibly tainted products. Here’s what that means appeared first on Leafly.

What’s next for psychedelic decriminalization?

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Decriminalize Nature is spearheading the movement to decriminalize psychedelics for medicinal use all over the world. The post What’s next for psychedelic decriminalization? See where they're gaining momentum. appeared first on Leafly. Health Industry legalization

New York Decriminalizes Marijuana

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New York decriminalized marijuana on July 29 th , as explained by Reuters and The Wall Street Journal. Unlike full legalization, decriminalization was a middle-of-the-road compromise that sat better with lawmakers who opposed Cuomo’s legalization efforts. At least with decriminalization, small-time offences will no longer waste time and money on law enforcement and court proceedings. New York Decriminalizes Up to Two Ounces of Marijuana. .

Hawaii: Measure Decriminalizing Minor Marijuana Possession Becomes Law Absent Governor’s Signature

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David Ige failed to take action on legislation decriminalizing low-level marijuana possession offenses, thereby allowing the measure to become law without his signature. Twenty-six states and Washington, DC have either legalized or decriminalized the adult possession and use of marijuana. ACTIVISM decriminalization expungement Hawaii IgeDemocratic Gov.

Citywide Psychedelic Decriminalization Doesn’t Protect Commercial Activities

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Over the last year, a handful of cities have passed decriminalization measures for psilocybin and other plant psychedelics. Denver was the first jurisdiction to pass a decriminalization measure, and Oakland, Santa Cruz, Ann Arbor, and most recently, Washington, D.C.

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 wisconsinTony Evers would allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana.

New York Decriminalizes Cannabis Possession Starting Aug. 27

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The post New York Decriminalizes Cannabis Possession Starting Aug. Politics decriminalization New YorkIt'll be a $50 ticket for holding less than one ounce, $200 for one to two ounces of cannabis. 27 appeared first on Leafly.

Former Drug Warrior Biden Unveils Cannabis Decriminalization Plan

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The post Former Drug Warrior Biden Unveils Cannabis Decriminalization Plan appeared first on Leafly. Politics decriminalization Election 2020 expungement legalizationAutomatic expungements and rescheduling included. But no federal adult use legalization.

Virginia is Seeing Progress with Cannabis Reform and Decriminalization

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Cannabis decriminalization recently took place in Virginia. The new law is a form of decriminalization and removing criminal penalties for low-level cannabis possession. The post Virginia is Seeing Progress with Cannabis Reform and Decriminalization appeared first on Cannabis Central.

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. Third, the law only decriminalizes psilocybin-containing mushrooms, defined as “fungal matter containing psilocybin, psilocin, baeocystin, or nor-baeocystin.”