After being delayed in the beginning of October, the Dallas cite-and-release program was finally approved in Dallas County on Oct. 17, 2017.
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The Dallas cite-and-release program, in which those caught possessing a small amount of marijuana are issued a fine and a court summons, has been delayed.
Marijuana has thousands of years of history all across the world and in the United States. In the United States, marijuana has a history of prohibition and legalization both at the state and federal levels. Many southern states are actually taking action to join the fight for legalization. North Carolina is among one of these southern states that is moving forward with marijuana legalization.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones urged owners to end the league’s prohibition on marijuana and cease investigating players independently of the criminal justice system for off-field conduct.
A bill that would reduce the penalties for the possession of marijuana in Texas got a hearing Monday.
New Mexico senator Joseph Cervantes, hopes to reduce the state’s penalties for possession of marijuana.
A legislative committee on Tuesday voted to make changes to Wyoming’s marijuana laws, but didn’t go so far as to decriminalize possession of small amounts of the drug.
A vote is expected in March or April to approve whether or not boxers should be able to smoke pot.
Nashville, Tenn., has passed an ordinance that allows police officers leeway in charging people with possession of marijuana. The city’s new decriminalization legislation allows officers to give a penalty of either a $50 fine or 10 hours of community service to people in possession of half an ounce or less of marijuana.
In an effort to combat the proliferation of illegal marijuana cultivation, one Alaskan state lawmaker has a proposed a bill that would impose financial penalties on illegal grow operations.
In Florida, the Tampa City Council has given preliminary approval to a measure that would lessen the penalty for possessing marijuana.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — A substantial majority of Maine voters support decriminalizing drug possession, according to a survey conducted over the weekend by Public Policy Polling (PPP) for the Drug Policy Alliance.
The number of marijuana related offenses in the state of Vermont is on the rise. In 2013, the state repealed criminal penalties for possession of up to one ounce of marijuana or five ounces of hashish to just a civil fine of $200 for the first offense.
Since the passing of Measure 91 in Oregon, a number of other important measures have been passed that detail the way that the state’s path to recreational marijuana will unfold.
On June 2, 2015, the Delaware House of Representatives voted to approve HB 39, a bill aimed at decriminalizing marijuana possession in the state.
On December 2, 2014, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking to shut down Nestdrop, a smartphone application that allows customers to order medical marijuana via touch screen and have it delivered.