Singer Aaron Carter, charged with DUI and weed possession says he is a licensed MMJ patient

Published: Jul 17, 2017, 5:38 am • Updated: Jul 17, 2017, 5:38 am By The Associated Press CORNELIA, Ga. — Authorities say singer Aaron Carter and his girlfriend have been arrested on DUI and drug charges in Georgia. Habersham County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Floyd Canup says the 29-year-old Carter…

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Texas’ ‘second-chance’ bill would seal some criminal records, including weed possession

Published: May 23, 2017, 7:54 am • Updated: May 23, 2017, 7:54 am By The Associated Press The Texas Legislature is moving closer to approving a bipartisan law letting some first-time, low-level offenders seal their criminal records — keeping them from being made public when doing things like applying for…

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Houston area decriminalizes possession of small amounts of weed

Published: Feb 17, 2017, 7:40 am • Updated: Feb 17, 2017, 12:57 pm By The Associated Press HOUSTON — The district attorney in the most populous Texas county has announced a new program in which law enforcement agencies will not arrest individuals caught with four ounces or less of marijuana.…

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Virginia lawmakers say marijuana possession shouldn’t mean loss of driver’s license

Published: Jan 27, 2017, 11:16 am • Updated: Jan 27, 2017, 11:16 am By Dai Ja Norman,  capital News Service RICHMOND, Va. — Virginians convicted of marijuana possession would no longer automatically lose their driver’s license for six months under legislation moving through the General Assembly. Existing state law mandates…

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Washington D.C. Mayor to Propose Doubling Possession Limit for Patients

Please share! Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest In Washington D.C. – the capital of the United States – the possession and use of medical cannabis is legal for those who receive a recommendation from a physician. Patients can purchase their cannabis from a licensed dispensary, although they can only purchase and…

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NY State Assembly Passes Legislation To Seal Past Marijuana Possession Convictions

Yesterday, the New York State Assembly voted in support of A10092, a bill that will seal the criminal records of people who have been unjustly and unconstitutionally arrested for simple possession of marijuana in public view. The bipartisan vote was 99 in favor and 42 opposed. Over the last 20…

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Illinois Senate Approves Bill To Remove Criminal Penalties For Marijuana Possession

The Illinois Senate approved a bill 40-14 on Tuesday that would replace criminal penalties with a civil fine for possession of a personal amount of marijuana. It will now go to the House for further consideration. SB 2228, introduced by Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago), would make possession of up to…

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New Orleans City Council Doesn’t Want People Arrested For Personal Marijuana Possession

Arresting someone for marijuana is inhumane, can ruin the person’s life in the blink of an eye, and costs the arresting agency a ton of money. I’m not sure how much a marijuana arrest costs in all municipalities, but many of the figures I’ve seen put a marijuana arrest for…

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