1. Katelyn Baker

    TN: Nashville Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Survives First Vote

    A proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in Nashville survived an unexpected roll-call first vote in the Metro Council Tuesday night. The council voted 32-4, with one abstention, to advance a bill on the first of three readings that would lessen the penalty for...
  2. Katelyn Baker

    NH: Marijuana Group Endorses Marchand, Edelblut

    A group that wants to end marijuana prohibition, and to have pot be regulated like alcohol, has endorsed conservative Republican Frank Edelblut and liberal Democrat Steve Marchand for governor. It is the first formal major endorsements in New Hampshire from the Marijuana Policy Project, an...
  3. Katelyn Baker

    Decriminalizing Marijuana Could Be Good For Texas Business

    Texans who are arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana shouldn't be locked out of jobs and haunted by minor lapses in judgment for the rest of their lives, business and legislative leaders say. As acceptance of marijuana - medical and otherwise - grows nationally and in Texas...
  4. Katelyn Baker

    Baloney Meter - Decriminalizing Marijuana

    Ottawa - "It is important to understand that decriminalization does not achieve either of our objectives, which are, one, to keep marijuana out of the reach of young people and two, to take profits out of the hands of organized crime." - Michel Picard, parliamentary secretary to the minister of...
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    Citizens Push for Marijuana Decriminalization in Luzerne County

    At a legislative committee meeting Thursday, Wilkes-Barre resident Matthew Ford encouraged Luzerne County officials to get involved in efforts to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. “The worst thing we could do for (drug offenders) is alienate them from the herd. We want...
  6. Jacob Redmond

    Delaware: Cannabis Decriminalization Law Takes Effect

    Delaware has officially decriminalized possession by adults of small amounts of marijuana. A decriminalization law signed in June by Gov. Jack Markell took effect early Friday morning. The law makes possession by an adult of a "personal use" quantity of marijuana, defined as an ounce or less...
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