North Dakota: House Lawmakers Approve Measures to Legalize Marijuana Sales, Decriminalize Personal Possession

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House lawmakers approved three pieces of legislation that would legalize adult use marijuana and decriminalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana. Legalization decriminalization legalization legislation North Dakota

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. And while we applaud Governor Northam, his administration, and the legislature for taking this step, it’s critical that they work swiftly to legalize and regulate the responsible of cannabis by adults and begin undoing the damages prohibition has waged on tens of thousands of Virginians.” 2020 Virginia General Assembly.

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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. This bill will not eliminate the racial disparities surrounding marijuana, but it will prevent low-level offenders from receiving jail time for simple possession while we move toward legalization in coming years with a framework that addresses both public safety and equity in an emerging market.”

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

California May Decriminalize Psychedelics

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On February 17, 2021, California Senator Scott Wiener introduced SB-519 , a bill that if passed, would decriminalize a host of both natural and synthetic psychedelic drugs. There is a big difference between decriminalization and legalization, and the difference can often be complex.

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.

Vancouver’s Decriminalization Plan From A Legal Perspective

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Vancouver has made a big step forward in the possible decriminalization of drugs. Last week, Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart announced the cities intention to seek leave from the federal government to approve a plan to decriminalize simple possession of illicit drugs within city limits.

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.

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.

MORE Act, Federal Cannabis Decriminalization Or Corporatization?

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This new act proposes to decriminalize pot which was classified as a schedule one narcotic fifty years ago. The post MORE Act, Federal Cannabis Decriminalization Or Corporatization? Democrats and a few Republicans have given in and admitted their views on cannabis must change.

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 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. Pritzker is expected to sign legalization legislation into law this week.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

Low-Level Marijuana Possession Offenses Now Decriminalized in New Mexico

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Late last week, the Governor announced the formation of a new task-force to make policy recommendations with regard to 2020 legislation to legalize the adult use of cannabis. Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia have either legalized or decriminalized the adult possession and use of marijuana. Decriminalization decriminalization New Mexico

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.

Vancouver City Council Has Voted To Decriminalize All Drugs

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In an unprecedented move in Canadian history, on Wednesday the Vancouver city council voted to decriminalize the possession of small quantities of all illicit drugs.

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

New Jersey Legislature to Finalize Cannabis Legalization Bill

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New Jersey was one of the states that voted to legalize cannabis on Election Day in 2020, and lawmakers were forced to comply. Legislators were unable to agree on legalization or a simple decriminalization bill.

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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State lawmakers have approved a series of bills reducing penalties for marijuana possession offenses and strengthening and expanding legal protections for medical cannabis patients. DECRIMINALIZATION. It also enacts explicit legal protections prohibiting employers, social service workers, and hospitals from arbitrarily discriminating against patients solely for their medical cannabis status and/or for their failure to pass a drug test. LEGALIZATION.

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.

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.

Texas to LEGALIZE or DECRIMINALIZE Cannabis in 2021?

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The post Texas to LEGALIZE or DECRIMINALIZE Cannabis in 2021? … Read More. first appeared on Cannabis Law Report. Cannabis Law TV

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? Health Industry legalizationSee where they're gaining momentum. appeared first on Leafly.

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. Politics legalization Michigan mushrooms psilocybin psilocybin legalizationThe city council has declared psychedelics a "lowest enforcement priority.".

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. Our budget will decriminalize possession of marijuana in amounts of 25 grams or less, and we’ll also be creating a path for expungement for these crimes for those who’ve completed their sentence or probation,” wrote Evers on Twitter. Decriminalization, Not Legalization.

Former Drug Warrior Biden Unveils Cannabis Decriminalization Plan

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

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. During his campaign, Governor Andrew Cuomo pledged to legalize the drug. Unlike full legalization, decriminalization was a middle-of-the-road compromise that sat better with lawmakers who opposed Cuomo’s legalization efforts. Despite progress in many states, a lot of legislators sit on the fence as to whether they want to take the plunge for full legalization.

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.

New Jersey Governor Signs Laws To Legalize Marijuana Use, Decriminalize Possession

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Phil Murphy signed into law legislation setting up a recreational marijuana marketplace, decriminalizing cannabis and loosening penalties for possession. Phil Murphy, more than three months after voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question to legalize adult use of the drug.

Medical Cannabis Coming to Mexico, Maybe Decriminalization Too

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Mexico is making moves on cannabis, with medical regulations expected in coming months and even the possibility of decriminalization later this year. The post Medical Cannabis Coming to Mexico, Maybe Decriminalization Too appeared first on Leafly. Politics decriminalization legalization medical marijuana mexico

Washington, D.C., just decriminalized psychedelic plants. Here’s what happens next

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Initiative 81 doesn't legalize psychedelic mushrooms, but it does make enforcement the 'lowest priority' of D.C. just decriminalized psychedelic plants. police. The post Washington, D.C., Here’s what happens next appeared first on Leafly.