Worldwide Cannabis Laws Updated with Decriminalization

Weed Laws Around the World North America has some of the most progressive cannabis laws in the world. In Canada, recreational cannabis use was legalized in 2018. In the United States, currently, 11 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam (a US territory) have fully legalized recreational use. But where…

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A State by State Guide to Cannabis Legalization (Updated with Decriminalization)

Cannabis Legislation: Here’s How It Differs State to State Legislation involving cannabis has made huge strides since the days of “Reefer Madness”, when misconceptions about marijuana were widely perpetuated. In the last five years alone, the cannabis industry has raked in billions of dollars and is showing no signs of…

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Cannabis Decriminalization Linked To Reduction In Domestic Violence

Cannabis Decriminalization Linked To Reduction In Domestic Violence Yet another study proves that cannabis legalization is good for society at large – by keeping families and couples safe from domestic violence. A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that states that have relaxed consequences for…

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Marijuana decriminalization proposed for New Mexico’s biggest city

Published: Mar 6, 2018, 10:10 am • Updated: Mar 6, 2018, 10:10 am By Mary Hudetz, The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Albuquerque city councilors are pushing to decriminalize marijuana possession in cases where a person is caught with an ounce (28 grams) or less, saying their proposal…

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Virginia Senate committee Republicans kill marijuana decriminalization bill

Published: Jan 30, 2018, 2:29 pm • Updated: Jan 30, 2018, 2:29 pm By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia state Senate committee has voted to kill a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports nine Republicans on the Senate Courts of Justice…

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Why Cannabis Decriminalization Failed and Why Legalization Won’t Fail Now

Why Decriminalization Failed in the Past, and Why Legalization Won’t I recently read a New York Times article that spoke about decriminalization efforts that occurred in the 1970’s all over the country, and how it failed. The general gist of the article speaks about how activists eventually managed to get…

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Virginia Senate majority leader proposes marijuana decriminalization

Published: Oct 31, 2017, 8:54 am • Updated: Oct 31, 2017, 8:54 am By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia lawmaker says he’s working on a bill to decriminalize marijuana. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that Senate majority leader Tommy Norment does not support full legalization of the drug.…

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Virginia officials to discuss marijuana decriminalization

Published: Oct 30, 2017, 8:50 am • Updated: Oct 30, 2017, 8:50 am By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — State officials are meeting to discuss the possibility of decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Virginia. The Virginia State Crime Commission is hosting a meeting Monday in…

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New Hampshire’s new cannabis decriminalization law: What you need to know

Published: Sep 15, 2017, 2:28 pm • Updated: Sep 15, 2017, 4:30 pm By The Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. — A law in New Hampshire decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana goes into effect Saturday. The law reduces the penalty for possession of up to three-quarters of an…

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Orlando Airport bans weed, despite local decriminalization and MMJ expansion

Published: Jun 22, 2017, 11:45 am • Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 11:45 am By The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — A board overseeing Orlando International Airport approved a measure prohibiting marijuana on its premises, despite its decriminalization by local police and passage of its use for medical purposes by Florida…

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