Mayor Of Birmingham, Alabama To Issue Blanket Pardons For 15,000 Pot Convictions

Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin announced on Tuesday that blanket pardons would be issued for cannabis convictions going back more than 30 years, giving up to 15,000 people even more reason to celebrate on 4/20. And in another move by state leaders to mark the high holiday, the Alabama Democratic…

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London Mayor Plans Commission To Study Cannabis Decriminalization

London Mayor Sadiq Khan will form a commission to study the potential of decriminalization of cannabis if he is re-elected next month, according to media reports from the United Kingdom. Khan was expected to unveil the proposal to study the health, economic, and criminal justice benefits of cannabis decriminalization on…

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How a 6-foot-8 steel-town mayor became 2020’s unlikely legalization rock star

How a 6-foot-8 steel-town mayor became 2020’s unlikely legalization rock star | Leafly Leafly Leafly ® Loading… Search Leafly Where are you from? noyes Remember me for 30 days. I confirm that this is not a shared device. Darn! You’re not old enough to use Leafly. Redirecting you to By…

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After panicked crowds swarm Denver liquor stores and dispensaries, mayor reverses order to close both

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock changed course drastically Monday evening after announcing earlier in the day that liquor stores and recreational marijuana dispensaries would close across the city in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus. His office made a new announcement around 5 p.m. via Twitter, saying that liquor…

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Marijuana on your criminal record? Denver will help clear it, mayor says.

Colorado may be the mecca of legal marijuana, but the state’s old drug laws still loom large. More than 10,000 people in Denver alone were convicted of low-level cannabis crimes between 2001 and 2013. Those offenses — such as possessing the drug or paraphernalia — would not be illegal today,…

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Philly mayor continues to advocate legal weed, calling for sales at state liquor stores

Published: May 11, 2017, 11:36 am • Updated: May 11, 2017, 11:36 am By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney says recreational marijuana use should be legal in Pennsylvania and says the best place for it to be sold is state-run liquor stores. He tells WHYY’s “Radio…

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In aftermath of weed party raid, Philly mayor says Pennsylvania should legalize marijuana

Published: Apr 25, 2017, 8:31 am • Updated: Apr 25, 2017, 8:42 am By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The mayor of Philadelphia says Pennsylvania should legalize marijuana so police don’t have to expend resources on busts like the one in his city over the weekend. Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney…

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Denver mayor orders inquiry into 4/20 event’s trash, security issues

Published: Apr 24, 2017, 2:39 pm • Updated: Apr 24, 2017, 7:09 pm By Jon Murray, The Denver Post Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Monday ordered a city review into rampant fence-hopping, public pot-smoking and slow trash cleanup that left Civic Center in a “disrespectful state” during and after last…

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