Marijuana Decriminalization

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...
Philadelphia Officially Decriminalizes Marijuana

Philadelphia Officially Decriminalizes Marijuana

Philadelphia has become the largest US city to decriminalize marijuana, with Mayor Michael Nutter signing an ordinance Wednesday to decriminalize possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana. “I...
Marijuana Decriminalization Goes Into Effect in Maryland

Marijuana Decriminalization Goes Into Effect in Maryland

On Wednesday, Maryland’s marijuana decriminalization law goes into effect.  The law makes it so anyone found with less than 10 grams of marijuana will be charged with a civil...
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wants to Decriminalize Marijuana Throughout Illinois

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wants to Decriminalize Marijuana Throughout Illinois

During an appearance before the Illinois General Assembly Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel testified in favor of decriminalizing low level marijuana possession throughout the state of Illinois. Emanuel told...
Santa Fe Marijuana Decriminalization Initiative Gains Enough Signatures to Appear on Ballot

Santa Fe Marijuana Decriminalization Initiative Gains Enough Signatures to Appear on Ballot

An initiative to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession in Santa Fe, New Mexico has received enough signatures of support to appear on the November ballot.  This marks the first time...
Wichita Marijuana Decriminalziation Initiative Fails

Wichita Marijuana Decriminalziation Initiative Fails

An initiative to decriminalize low level marijuana possession in Wichita has failed due to a lack of valid signatures.  According to the Sedgwick County Election Board, the petition is...
White House Calls Marijuana a States’ Rights Issue

White House Calls Marijuana a States’ Rights Issue

On Monday, the Obama Administration openly opposed Republican-led legislation that would prevent Washington DC from using federal funds to decriminalize low level marijuana possession, calling marijuana a states’ rights...
House Committee Tries to Stop Marijuana Decriminalization in DC

House Committee Tries to Stop Marijuana Decriminalization in DC

As a district and not a state, Washington DC’s lawmakers have the unique displeasure of the federal government having the final say on all laws passed. Typically, the federal...