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  1. Ron Strider

    FL: St. Augustine officials Take Position On Decriminalizing Possession Small Amounts

    St. Augustine officials plan to weigh in on a proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar recently voiced support for the movement – led mainly by a nurse practitioner – to allow law enforcement officials in St. Johns County to...
  2. Ron Strider

    WI: Penalties For Pot Possession Are Too Severe

    Rep. Adam Jarchow, R-Balsam Lake, made a great point last week about Wisconsin's twisted priorities in going after small amounts of marijuana. If you're caught with a joint or two, you can be charged with a crime, fined up to $1,000 and sent to jail for six months, under state law. That's...
  3. Ron Strider

    Bill Would Decriminalize Possessing Small Amounts Of Marijuana In Wisconsin

    A Republican and three Democrats unveiled a bill Tuesday that would decriminalize possessing small amounts of marijuana, but quickly acknowledged the bill's grim fate in a GOP-controlled Legislature. "I'm not naive to think that we are going to probably pass this and get it signed into law,"...
  4. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Legalization Bill Now Poised For Final Passage In Vermont Legislature

    The House Judiciary Committee gave its approval Wednesday morning to legislation that would legalize possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana, setting the stage for a final vote on the House floor that could come as early as Wednesday afternoon. Both the House and Senate have...
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    Osceola Considers Lessening Punishment For Small Amounts Of Marijuana

    Osceola County commissioners today will consider an ordinance that could lessen the punishment for small amounts of marijuana, officials say. If approved, Osceola residents in possession of 20 grams of cannabis or less could get slapped with a $100 fine instead of jail time, documents show...
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    Pittsburgh Council Votes To Decriminalize Small Amounts Of Pot

    The Pittsburgh City Council voted Monday to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, falling in line with a growing number of municipalities that have taken similar actions in recent years, city officials said. Under the ordinance passed on a vote of 7 to 2, police in Pittsburgh...