GA: Atlanta City Council to Consider Marijuana Decriminalization

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GA: Atlanta City Council to Consider Marijuana Decriminalization | NORML

ATLANTA, GA — On Monday, May 15, 2017, the City Council of Atlanta, Georgia will vote on an ordinance that would decriminalize the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana within Atlanta’s City Limits. Under Georgia law, the possession of one ounce or less is an arrestable offense that could result in up to […]

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New Hampshire Governor Will Sign Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

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New Hampshire Governor Will Sign Marijuana Decriminalization Bill | The Daily Chronic Staff

CONCORD, NH — Shortly after lawmakers in the New Hampshire Senate voted to approve a bill to decriminalize marijuana in the Granite State, sending the measure back to the House to approve a few minor changes made in the Senate, Governor Chris Sununu said he would sign the measure into law. “I want to thank the […]

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Pennsylvania: Harrisburg Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Takes Effect

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Pennsylvania: Harrisburg Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Takes Effect | NORML

HARRISBURG, PA — Minor marijuana possession offenders are no longer subject to arrest in the city of Harrisburg under a new local ordinance that took effect last week. The municipal measure, approved by members of the City Council in July, reduces local marijuana possession penalties for first-time and second-time offenders from a criminal misdemeanor to […]

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Texas Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Advances to Floor Vote in House

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Texas Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Advances to Floor Vote in House | Marijuana Policy Project

AUSTIN, TX — A proposal to reduce penalties for marijuana possession in Texas received bipartisan approval from the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Monday and will soon be scheduled for a full vote in the House. The measure passed by a vote of 4-2, receiving support from two Democrats and two Republicans. House Bill 81, […]

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Wyoming Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Killed, Penalty Reform Bill Advances

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Wyoming Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Killed, Penalty Reform Bill Advances | Scott Gacek

CHEYENNE, WY — Marijuana possession won’t be decriminalized in Wyoming anytime soon, but statewide penalties could be reduced for first and second time offenders under a penalty reform bill that would also elevate some possession charges to a felony. On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee considered multiple proposals that would change how low-level marijuana offenses are […]

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Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Introduced in Wyoming

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Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Introduced in Wyoming | Kate Bell

A new bill, HB 157, has been introduced in Wyoming by Rep. Mark Baker (R-Sweetwater) and a bipartisan group of legislators that would eliminate criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. This would avoid branding someone with a lifelong criminal record for using a substance that is safer than alcohol. HB 157 would […]

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Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Filed in Wyoming with Strong Bi-Partisan Support

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Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Filed in Wyoming with Strong Bi-Partisan Support | Scott Gacek

Several bi-partisan lawmakers in Wyoming have sponsored a bill to decriminalize the possession of up to three ounces of marijuana. State Rep. Mark Baker (R-Rock Springs) filed House Bill 157, along with seven fellow Republicans and three Democrats who have signed on as co-sponsors of the measure. The bill would reduce the penalty for possession of […]

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Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Filed in Texas for 2017 Legislative Session

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Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Filed in Texas for 2017 Legislative Session | Thomas H. Clarke

AUSTIN, TX — When Texas lawmakers reconvene in January, a proposal to decriminalize up to one ounce of marijuana in Texas will be waiting. State Rep. Joe Moody (D-El Paso) filed House Bill 81 on Monday, the first day of filing, in advance of the 2017 legislative session.  The bill proposes reducing the penalty for possession […]

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Illinois: Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Measure

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Illinois: Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Measure | Paul Armentano

Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation today amending the state’s marijuana possession penalties. Senate Bill 2228 reduces the penalties for the possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor (formerly punishable by up to six months in jail and a $ 1,500 fine) to a civil fine of no more than $ 200 […]

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