Decriminalization

Bermuda Considering Marijuana Decriminalization and Medical Marijuana

Bermuda Considering Marijuana Decriminalization and Medical Marijuana

A report commissioned by the government of Bermuda has endorsed legalizing marijuana for medical purposes and decriminalizing personal use of the drug in order to eliminate high levels of...
Marijuana Decriminalized in Switzerland

Marijuana Decriminalized in Switzerland

Low level marijuana possession is decriminalized in Switzerland, as of October 1st.  Now, any over age 18 caught with 10 grams or less of marijuana will only be punished...
Pastors Endorse Marijuana Decriminalization

Pastors Endorse Marijuana Decriminalization

Pastors from across the country are speaking out in favor of marijuana decriminalization. Their opinions were shared during a series of meetings sponsored by American Baptist, the Drug Policy...
Vermont Police to Protest Marijuana Decriminalization

Vermont Police to Protest Marijuana Decriminalization

The Vermont House and Senate are working toward a plan that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.  However, Vermont police are going to do everything they...
Missouri Lawmakers Propose Marijuana Decriminalization

Missouri Lawmakers Propose Marijuana Decriminalization

Missouri Representatives Rory Ellinger and Chris Kelly are working toward reducing the penalties for low level marijuana possession in the state. The proposed legislation would allow a maximum fine...
Proposed Marijuana Bills Headed for New York

Proposed Marijuana Bills Headed for New York

A pair of medical marijuana-related bills are headed to the New York Legislature.  Additionally, Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana in the state. In...
Poll Shows Canadians Support Marijuana Reform

Poll Shows Canadians Support Marijuana Reform

A new poll conducted by Forum Research shows that over 60% of Canadians favor either decriminalizing low-level marijuana possession or marijuana legalization.  The other third want to keep marijuana...
Iowa Lawmaker Considering Marijuana Legalization

Iowa Lawmaker Considering Marijuana Legalization

Iowa state Representative Bruce Hunter hopes to begin the process of legalizing marijuana in the state by taking small steps toward the greater goal. Hunter plans to pre-introduce a...
Springfield, Missouri Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

Springfield, Missouri Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

On Monday night, the Springfield, Missouri city council voted 6-3 to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.  However, The council then immediately announced plans to amend the...
Chilean Politicians Face Removal From Office for Drug Use

Chilean Politicians Face Removal From Office for Drug Use

In Chile, a bill is being proposed that would have politicians removed from office if they are found to use illegal drugs. The previously proposed bill was brought to...