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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. Twenty six states additional states and the District of Columbia have either legalized or decriminalized the adult possession and use of marijuana.

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Local Decriminalization Efforts

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Local decriminalization efforts in last week’s midterm elections shouldn’t go unnoticed. While the US midterms saw Maryland and Missouri legalize cannabis, these smaller ballot measures are just as important.

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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

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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. ” 2020 Decriminalization decriminalization Virginia

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Hawaii: Senate Lawmakers Approve Measures to Legalize Marijuana Sales, Expand Decriminalization Law

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The Senate voted 20 to 5 to advance Senate Bill 767, which would legalize and regulate the commercial marijuana market in the state. The post Hawaii: Senate Lawmakers Approve Measures to Legalize Marijuana Sales, Expand Decriminalization Law appeared first on NORML.

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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. In addition to approving marijuana decriminalization, Gov.

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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. ” Maryland lawmakers initially decriminalized minor marijuana possession offenses in 2014. 2020 ACTIVISM Decriminalization NORML Chapters decriminalization Maryland

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Where are psychedelics legal or decriminalized in the US?

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From Santa Cruz to Somerville, cities across the US are decriminalizing the possession of psychedelic substances. The post Where are psychedelics legal or decriminalized in the US? Politics decriminalization magic mushrooms psilocybin psilocybin legalization psychedelics

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Cannabis Decriminalized in New Orleans, Pardons 10,000 Cannabis Convictions

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Cannabis Decriminalized in New Orleans On Thursday, August 5, New Orleans took a historic step. Effectively aiming to decriminalize cannabis, the city is making an effort to work with the NOPD to end the war on weed. […].

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San Francisco decriminalizes psychedelics

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San Francisco became the fourth city in California to effectively decriminalize the use, possession, personal cultivation, and transfer of entheogens. The post San Francisco decriminalizes psychedelics appeared first on Leafly.

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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. As originally written, A1897 would have decriminalized the possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana.

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B.C. Decriminalizes Drugs… But Why?

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to decriminalize drugs. Decriminalizes Drugs… But Why? A federal exemption has allowed British Columbia (B.C.) Adults in British Columbia will be able to possess small amounts of substances. Things like opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine, and MDMA.

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Texas: Austin Decriminalization Initiative Qualifies for the Ballot, Other Texas Cities Follow

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Despite over 60 percent of Texas voters supporting marijuana legalization, advocates continue to face an uphill battle in the legislature. The post Texas: Austin Decriminalization Initiative Qualifies for the Ballot, Other Texas Cities Follow appeared first on NORML.

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British Columbia to decriminalize drugs

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An exemption has been granted in British Columbia that will decriminalize certain drugs including opiates, […]. The post British Columbia to decriminalize drugs appeared first on Cannabis News, Lifestyle - Headlines, Videos & Cooking.

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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.

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Federal Exemption Granted – BC Drug Decriminalization

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In an effort to reduce the stigma surrounding substance use, BC is decriminalizing personal possession. The post Federal Exemption Granted – BC Drug Decriminalization appeared first on Cannabis News, Lifestyle - Headlines, Videos & Cooking.

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Colorado just voted to legalize and decriminalize psychedelics. Here’s what happens next

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The measure decriminalizes psychedelic possession almost immediately. The post Colorado just voted to legalize and decriminalize psychedelics. Politics Colorado DMT Election 2022 ibogaine legalization peyote psilocybin psychedelic legalization psychedelics

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Virgin Islands: Lawmakers Advance Legislation Legalizing Cannabis Use, Expunging Past Convictions

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The post Virgin Islands: Lawmakers Advance Legislation Legalizing Cannabis Use, Expunging Past Convictions appeared first on NORML. Legalization decriminalization expungement on site consumption Virgin Islands

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Italy to hold cannabis decriminalization referendum in 2022

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Could cannabis legalization in Italy be on the horizon? A new proposal seeking to legalize cannabis for personal use while easing criminal penalties is making waves in the country of love.

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Could Decriminalizing Cannabis in Australia Save Taxpayers?

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Decriminalizing cannabis in Australia could save taxpayers $850 million a year, says a recent report. The post Could Decriminalizing Cannabis in Australia Save Taxpayers? According to the report released by the Penington Institute, criminalizing cannabis costs taxpayers $1.7

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Election 2022: Colorado psychedelic legalization and decriminalization guide

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Everything you need to know about Initiative 58, Colorado's psychedelics legalization and decriminalization initiative. The post Election 2022: Colorado psychedelic legalization and decriminalization guide appeared first on Leafly.

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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.

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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.

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Kentucky: Governor Beshear Calls for Legalization of Medical Cannabis

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During his State of the Commonwealth Address delivered Wednesday evening, Democratic Governor Andy Beshear called for the legalization of medical cannabis in Kentucky. The post Kentucky: Governor Beshear Calls for Legalization of Medical Cannabis appeared first on NORML.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mexico Decriminalizes Recreational Cannabis

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Imagine relaxing on the beaches of Mexico and being able to legally smoke a joint. The post Mexico Decriminalizes Recreational Cannabis appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks.

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The 2021 Election and the Decriminalization of Psychedelics in Canada

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The decriminalization of psychedelics in Canada is arguably the next logical step after the legalization of cannabis. The post The 2021 Election and the Decriminalization of Psychedelics in Canada appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks.

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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.

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British Columbia decriminalizing drugs isn’t enough, experts say it’s safe supply that will save lives

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British Columbia is the first in Canada to decriminalize the possession of illicit drugs. The post British Columbia decriminalizing drugs isn’t enough, experts say it’s safe supply that will save lives appeared first on Leafly.

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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.