Marijuana Decriminalization

Unpaid Marijuana Infractions in MI Town May Lead to Change in Decriminalization

Unpaid Marijuana Infractions in MI Town May Lead to Change in Decriminalization

Grand Rapids, Michigan voters voted to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession in 2012. The law allowed those caught possessing small amounts of marijuana to pay a civil infraction rather than...
Delaware House Approves Marijuana Decriminalization

Delaware House Approves Marijuana Decriminalization

On Tuesday, Delaware House lawmakers voted 24-14 to decriminalize low level marijuana possession. The legislation will now go to the Senate. The bill replaces criminal penalties for simple marijuana...
New Hampshire House Votes for Marijuana Decriminalization

New Hampshire House Votes for Marijuana Decriminalization

On Wednesday, the New Hampshire House voted in favor of decriminalizing low-level marijuana possession.  The measure won by a landslide with over 300 votes. The decriminalization measure decriminalizes possession...
Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana

Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana

On Tuesday, Jamaican lawmakers passed an act to decriminalize low-leel marijuana possession.  Additionally, they approved the creation of a licensing agency to regulate a medical marijuana industry on the...
Jamaica Makes Moves Towards Marijuana Decriminalization

Jamaica Makes Moves Towards Marijuana Decriminalization

On Friday, the Jamaican Senate passed a bill to decriminalize marijuana for medical, scientific, and religious purposes.  The bill would make possession of up to two ounces of marijuana...
Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Introduced in Delaware

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Introduced in Delaware

On Thursday, Delaware Representative Helene Keeley introduced House Bill 39, which aims to treat simple possession of marijuana like a traffic ticket, rather than as a misdemeanor. Instead of...
Virginia Senate Committee Kills Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Virginia Senate Committee Kills Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

A bill to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession has died in the Virgnia Senate with a vote of 9-5 against from the Senate Courts of Justice Committee. The bill was...
Texas to Consider Marijuana Decriminalization

Texas to Consider Marijuana Decriminalization

On Monday, a bill was introduced by Texas State Representative Joe Moody that intends to reduce state penalties for low-level marijuana possession by adults. The proposed bill would remove...
Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect in Philadelphia

Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect in Philadelphia

On Monday, Philadelphia became the largest city in the United States to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.  The legislation was approved by Mayor Nutter two weeks ago....
DC May Seal Criminal Records For Non-Violent Marijuana Crimes

DC May Seal Criminal Records For Non-Violent Marijuana Crimes

Earlier this year the Washington DC city council voted to decriminalize possession of under an ounce of marijuana.  Now, Councilmember David Grosso has introduced a new bill that would...