misdemeanor

  1. Ron Strider

    PA: A Review Of Marijuana Decriminalization In Harrisburg

    Arrests resulting in a misdemeanor charge for the possession of a small amount of marijuana have dropped significantly in Harrisburg since the city's decriminalization ordinance went into effect. However, the lowered penalty may have resulted in more people being penalized, according to an...
  2. Ron Strider

    OH: Marijuana Depenalization Passes In Athens

    Under a new Athens ordinance, those convicted of misdemeanor marijuana offenses will pay no fines. The Athens Cannabis Ordinance passed by 77 percent with 2,000 votes. It aims to decrease the incentive for Athens police officers to enforce marijuana laws by removing the fines and court costs...
  3. Ron Strider

    VT: Accused Hemp Farm Thief In Court

    One of three New York men charged after police said they stole plants from a hemp farming operation appeared in court this week to have his bail reviewed. Leon Lovelace, 22, of Hoosick Falls, who according to court records had been detained in New York, has denied charges in his pending...
  4. Ron Strider

    IN: Elwood Police Arrest Two In Large Marijuana Grow Operation

    Elwood police arrested two people Saturday after police discovered a large grow operation and confiscated 184 marijuana plants from a residence in the 1800 block of South A Street. Matthew A. Stockdale, 31, who, according to police, lives in the residence where the marijuana was found, was...
  5. K

    IL: Devine Discusses Decriminalization Of Cannabis

    Gov. Bruce Rauner's decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana will have an impact on Iroquois County. Last week SB2228 was signed and is now in affect. It states individuals are allowed to have up to 10 grams of marijuana, punishable by a fine instead of a misdemeanor with possible jail...