Albuquerque, N.M. Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

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Albuquerque, N.M. Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession | Drug Policy Alliance

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller has has signed into law an ordinance removing criminal sanctions pertaining to possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia from the city’s municipal codes. The new city ordinance makes one ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia a civil infraction with a fine of $ 25. A […]

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Philadelphia District Attorney to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession Offenders

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Philadelphia District Attorney to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession Offenders | Paul Armentano

PHILADELPHIA, PA — City officials in Philadelphia have announced that they will no longer prosecute marijuana possession offenses. In October 2014, Philadelphia enacted a municipal ordinance reclassifying cases involving the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis to a non-summary civil offense, punishable by a $ 25 fine – no arrest and no criminal record. Since that time, annual […]

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Philadelphia District Attorney to Drop Marijuana Possession Cases

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Philadelphia District Attorney to Drop Marijuana Possession Cases | NORML

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Newly elected District Attorney Larry Krasner has announced that his office will no longer prosecute marijuana possession offense violations. Although city policy has already decriminalized most minor marijuana possession offenses, police have continued to make several hundred possession arrests annually. Going forward, the DA’s office will drop these charges. Krasner said that the change in policy is “the […]

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Thousands of Citations Have Been Issued Since Rhode Island Decriminalized Marijuana Possession

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Thousands of Citations Have Been Issued Since Rhode Island Decriminalized Marijuana Possession | Marijuana Policy Project

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RI — A new report compiled by Peter Phipps, a professor of journalism at the University of Rhode Island, and students in his Media and Law course found that Rhode Island police officers continue to devote resources to enforcing laws against marijuana even after possession of small amounts was decriminalized in 2013. According […]

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Vermont Becomes the Ninth State to Legalize Adult Marijuana Possession and Personal Cultivation

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Vermont Becomes the Ninth State to Legalize Adult Marijuana Possession and Personal Cultivation | NORML

MONTPELIER, VT —  Vermont’s Republican Gov. Phil Scott has signed legislation (H. 511) into law legalizing the use and cultivation of marijuana by adults. Vermont is the ninth state to statutorily permit adults to possess marijuana for personal use, and it is the first state to enact these reforms via legislative action rather than by […]

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Another City in Pennsylvania Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

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Another City in Pennsylvania Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession | TJ Baker

YORK, PA — Another city in Pennsylvania has voted to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a fine-only offense. Earlier this week, the York City Council voted to decriminalize the possession of under 30 grams of marijuana, reducing the penalty to a maximum fine of $ 100 and no jail time for first-time offenders. A […]

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New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

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New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession | Marijuana Policy Project

CONCORD, NH — The New Hampshire state Senate passed a bill Thursday (17-6) that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Hampshire. House Bill 640 will now head back to the House of Representatives, which overwhelmingly approved the original version in February (318-36) and is expected to concur with the Senate-approved version soon. […]

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Vermont Senate Approves New Proposal to Legalize Marijuana Possession; Home Cultivation

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Vermont Senate Approves New Proposal to Legalize Marijuana Possession; Home Cultivation | Marijuana Policy Project

Senators amended a House-approved bill, S. 22, to include the language of H. 170, which the House approved earlier this week MONTPELIER, VT — The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Friday that would make personal possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana legal for adults 21 and older beginning in July 2018. The […]

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Homeland Security Chief: Marijuana Possession is Grounds for Deportation

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Homeland Security Chief: Marijuana Possession is Grounds for Deportation | Drug Policy Alliance

In a speech Tuesday, United States Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly announced that the Trump Administration would use marijuana possession as a reason for deporting immigrants. “ICE will continue to use marijuana possession, distribution and convictions as essential elements as they build their deportation removal apprehension packages for targeted operations against illegal aliens living in […]

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Marijuana Possession Officially Becomes Legal in Maine on Monday

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PORTLAND, ME — A voter-approved initiative to legalize marijuana in Maine will officially take effect on Monday, making it legal for adults 21 and older to possess and grow limited amounts of marijuana. “The era of marijuana prohibition in Maine is finally coming to an end,” said David Boyer, Maine political director for the Marijuana Policy […]

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