KANSAS CITY, MO., April 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – In a blowout victory for sensible criminal justice policy, the voters of Kansas City, Missouri have decided to approve Question 5 and decriminalize marijuana to direct their law enforcement officers to no longer target citizens for possession of the plant and would replace current criminal penalties with just a civil fine.
Tag Archives: Criminal Justice
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General of the United States. The vote was 11 to 9, with no Democrats supporting the nominee. The nomination will now go to the Senate floor for a full and final vote.
MONTPELIER, Vt., Jan. 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A renewed push to end marijuana prohibition in Vermont kicked off Wednesday with a news conference at the State House.
MEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 7, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a nonprofit group of police, judges, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals advocating for marijuana reform, endorses Amendment 2.
Temple University will offer a Marijuana 101 course next year, according to Philadelphia Magazine. The course was created by Linn Washington, a professor in the the Temple School of Media and Communication, and Chris Goldstein, a writer and marijuana activist. It is designed to cover all the basics of marijuana, including history, agriculture and pop culture.
The Commonwealth of Virginia is rich in history, home to beautiful beaches, rich mountain ranges, and some of the most regressive drug policies in the entire United States, according to a new report authored by Shenandoah University professor and researcher Jon Gettman and published by the Drug Policy Alliance. The report showed a consistent increase in both arrests and racial disparity.
Despite arguments that relaxing or completely eliminating marijuana prohibition will lead to negative social consequences; there is a mounting body of evidence to contradict those claims.