Marijuana Decriminalization

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...
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...