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Louisiana: Governor Signs Legislation Decriminalizing Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia

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The post Louisiana: Governor Signs Legislation Decriminalizing Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia appeared first on NORML. "State law already recognizes that no one should be in jail for possessing small amounts of marijuana; this new law similarly recognizes that no one should be in jail for possessing marijuana paraphernalia."

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Hawaii: Lawmakers Move Forward with Legislation Expanding Marijuana Decriminalization

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The bill decriminalizes the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis and/or up to five grams of cannabis concentrates -- imposing a maximum fine of $25. The post Hawaii: Lawmakers Move Forward with Legislation Expanding Marijuana Decriminalization appeared first on NORML.

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Louisiana: Lawmakers Send Governor Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana-Related Paraphernalia, Pardon First-Time Offenders

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The post Louisiana: Lawmakers Send Governor Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana-Related Paraphernalia, Pardon First-Time Offenders appeared first on NORML. If the Governor fails to take action on the bills within ten days of them being transmitted, they will automatically become law.

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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. Senate lawmakers also passed separate legislation on Tuesday, SB 1015 , by a unanimous vote. ”

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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.

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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.

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Louisiana: Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect Today

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The post Louisiana: Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect Today appeared first on NORML. House Bill 652 amends state law so that offenses involving the possession of up to 14 grams of marijuana are punishable by a fine of no more than $100 – no arrest and no jail time.