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new york marijuana decriminalization takes effect

New York Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Takes Effect

As of August 2019, individuals in New York State are subject to reduced marijuana possession penalties, and those with prior cannabis convictions...
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Texas State Police Instructed To Stop Low-Level Marijuana Arrests

The largest law enforcement agency in Texas instructed its officers to no longer arrest people for low-level marijuana offenses, as detailed in...
Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Introduced Florida

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Introduced In Florida

Last week, a Florida lawmaker submitted a bill that would decriminalize low-level marijuana possession. The legislation, introduced by Rep....
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Democratic Senator Files Bill To Reschedule Marijuana And Allow More Research

A Democratic senator introduced a bill to congress last month that would reclassify marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act from Schedule I...
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New York Legislature Decriminalizes Marijuana

New York legislators have voted in favor of a marijuana decriminalization bill, which removes criminal penalties for possession and use of small...
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Joe Biden Supports Marijuana Rescheduling and Decriminalization. Not Legalization

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is in favor of decriminalization, expungement of prior cannabis conviction records and allowing states to decide...
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U.S. Prosecutors Visit Portugal to Learn About Innovative Decriminalization Model

A delegation of prosecutors from major U.S. cities visited Portugal last month to learn about the country's successful implementation of drug decriminalization...
St Kitts and Nevis legal to use marijuana at home

Residents of St. Kitts and Nevis Legally Permitted to Use Marijuana At Home

St. Kitts and Nevis, a dual-island country in the Caribbean, will allow its adult residents to use marijuana in private within three...
Schumer Jeffries Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act

Senator Schumer and Representative Jeffries to Reintroduce Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Democratic Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) announced plans to reintroduce legislation that would decriminalize marijuana...
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Missouri Committee Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

A Missouri House committee unanimously voted on Thursday to approve legislation that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.