Attorney General of North Carolina Calls For Decriminalizing Cannabis

North Carolina’s attorney general says it is time for his state to do what is right and decriminalize marijuana. Josh Stein said Wednesday that the North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice has offered up a host of reforms that include decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana possession—a…

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Sen. Chuck Schumer backs decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level

WASHINGTON — The push to decriminalize marijuana has picked up another high-profile backer — Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer — just a week after President Donald Trump endorsed letting states decide how to regulate the drug. “I’ll be introducing legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level from one end…

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New Jersey lawmakers opposed to marijuana legalization propose decriminalizing small amounts instead

Published: Feb 19, 2018, 11:14 am • Updated: Feb 19, 2018, 11:16 am By Michael Catalini, Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — A bipartisan group of lawmakers urged caution on marijuana legalization on Thursday and instead introduced legislation to eliminate penalties for possessing small amounts of the drug. Democratic state Sens.…

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Odds of Virginia decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana this year just plummeted

Published: Jan 26, 2018, 7:09 am • Updated: Jan 26, 2018, 7:11 am By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — A key panel in the Virginia state House has rejected a proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the panel voted 7-1 against the…

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Georgia moves forward on decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana, expanding medical cannabis

Published: Feb 28, 2017, 11:53 am • Updated: Feb 28, 2017, 11:53 am By The Associated Press ATLANTA — A Senate panel in the Georgia General Assembly has approved legislation that would reduce the punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to advance the…

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Israel ups ante on cannabis with plans for exports, decriminalizing

Published: Feb 8, 2017, 7:58 am • Updated: Feb 8, 2017, 8:08 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Israel could be on the verge of expanding its “significantly small” medical marijuana industry in a significant way. In the span of 10 days, the country known for its history and…

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Decriminalizing Cannabis Around The World in 2017

When the World Goes Green As the legalization process in the states of the USA is going forward at a steady rate, more countries in 2016 have also legalized marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes.  Marijuana, probably the most talked-about, consumed, trafficked and produced drug in the world. As far…

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Kansas City NORML Moves One Step Closer To Decriminalizing Marijuana

(image via Wikipedia) By Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach Coordinator Great news for marijuana consumers in Kansas City, Missouri! After months of back and forth meetings with city officials, NORML KC, the local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of marijuana laws, has received approval to move forward with…

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