Marijuana Decriminalization

Low Level Marijuana Possession Decriminalized in Maryland

Low Level Marijuana Possession Decriminalized in Maryland

Over the weekend, Maryland’s House of Delegates voted 78-55 to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.  Now the legislation will go to the governor, who is expected to...
Washington DC Mayor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill, Goes to Congress for Review

Washington DC Mayor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill, Goes to Congress for Review

On Monday, Washington DC Mayor Vince Gray signed a bill into law that decriminalizes the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana. Now, instead of facing criminal charges...
Washington DC Council Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

Washington DC Council Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

The Washington DC Council passed a bill Tuesday that decriminalizes low level marijuana possession.  It is expected that Mayor Vincent Gray will sign the bill. The bill will impose...
Annapolis Police Chief Believes Satire Article, Claims Marijuana Has Killed 37 in Colorado

Annapolis Police Chief Believes Satire Article, Claims Marijuana Has Killed 37 in Colorado

In a speech to the Maryland Senate Judiciary Committee opposing the decriminalization of marijuana, Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop claimed that marijuana killed over 30 people on the first...
Mexico Lawmakers Looking to Ease Marijuana Laws

Mexico Lawmakers Looking to Ease Marijuana Laws

On Thursday, lawmakers in Mexico introduced bills that would increase the amount of marijuana individuals could carry in the country for personal use.  The bills also seek to introduce...
Indiana Lawmakers to Consider Several Marijuana Reform Bills

Indiana Lawmakers to Consider Several Marijuana Reform Bills

Indiana currently has some of the strictest marijuana laws in the nation.  That could change soon, as lawmakers consider a number of bills related to marijuana reform. The first...
DC Councilman Calls for Marijuana Decriminalization

DC Councilman Calls for Marijuana Decriminalization

Washington DC Council Member Tommy Wells has scheduled a hearing on Wednesday on a bill to decriminalize marijuana.  The bill would replace criminal penalties for marijuana possession with fines....
AP Poll Shows More Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

AP Poll Shows More Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

A new AP poll shows that only 29% of Americans oppose legalizing small amounts of marijuana for personal use.  This shows a large swing in public opinion from 2010,...
Michigan Voters in Three Communities Weigh in on Marijuana Legalization Today

Michigan Voters in Three Communities Weigh in on Marijuana Legalization Today

Voters in three Michigan towns will weigh in today on whether local police should arrest recreational marijuana users.  Ballot proposals in Ferndale, Jackson, and Lansing aim to legalize use...
DC Mayor Supports Marijuana Decriminalization

DC Mayor Supports Marijuana Decriminalization

On Wednesday, Washington DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray spoke out in favor of decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.  This gives momentum to a proposal by council member...