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Election: Ohio City Completely Depenalizes Marijuana

November 8, 2017
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Election: Ohio City Completely Depenalizes Marijuana

The Athens Cannabis Ordinance – better known as “TACO" – to completely remove all penalties for possessing, cultivating, and gifting of up to 200 grams of marijuana was approved by voters on election day by a vote of 77 percent to 23 percent.

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Virginia State Crime Commission Holds Hearing On Decriminalization

Virginia State Crime Commission Holds Hearing On Decriminalization

Among the policy proposals are options that are line with those of numerous other states, including Nebraska and Mississippi. Such a change will save taxpayers money and allow police and the courts to re-prioritize their resources toward addressing more serious crimes.

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ACLU Pennsylvania: Blacks Eight Times More Likely Than Whites To Be Arrested For Marijuana Possession

ACLU Pennsylvania: Blacks Eight Times More Likely Than Whites To Be Arrested For Marijuana Possession

African Americans in Pennsylvania are over eight times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession offenses than are Caucasians, according to an analysis of statewide arrest data by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Atlanta Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance

October 2, 2017
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Atlanta Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance

Atlanta City Council voted to pass Ordinance 1700-1152, decriminalizing marijuana possession offenses. This measure amends the local law so that the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana is punishable by a $75 fine — no arrest, jail time, or criminal arrest record.

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The Loss of an Activist, the Passing of a Friend, James Bell

The Loss of an Activist, the Passing of a Friend, James Bell

Georgia lost a key player in the reform of marijuana laws last Friday. James Bell was a part of the NORML movement in Georgia back in the 70s, and went on to form Georgia Campaign for Access, Reform, and Education (Georgia C.A.R.E.). James was dedicated, driven advocates/activist and will be sorely missed.

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Translating A Victory From Citywide to Statewide

Translating A Victory From Citywide to Statewide

Now, as NORML KC approaches it's chapter’s two-year anniversary at the end of August, they have a victory in hand and sights set statewide for access.

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Translating A Victory From Citywide to Statewide

Translating A Victory From Citywide to Statewide

Now, as NORML KC approaches it's chapter’s two-year anniversary at the end of August, they have a victory in hand and sights set statewide for access.

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Pennsylavania Cities Continue to Embrace Decriminalization of Marijuana

Pennsylavania Cities Continue to Embrace Decriminalization of Marijuana

After successfully working with local governments to pass marijuana decriminalization measures in Philadelphia, State College, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, marijuana advocates in Pennsylvania have set their sights on the City of York and several other municipalities.

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New Hampshire: Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Signed Into Law

New Hampshire: Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Signed Into Law

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed legislation today decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses.

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Vermont: House Blocks Marijuana Depenalization Bill From Further Consideration

Vermont: House Blocks Marijuana Depenalization Bill From Further Consideration

Members of the Vermont House of Representatives decided late last night to block a marijuana depenalization measure, H. 511, from further consideration this legislative session.

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