WASHINGTON,D.C., Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The California State Legislature will consider a bill to allow judges to order probation, rather than jail or prison for persons convicted of possessing drugs, selling drugs or similar offenses, if the court believes it is in the best interests of justice, based on the facts of the case.
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In a Facebook live address, Cory Booker introduced legislation that would legalize pot at the federal level citing that current drug laws “are badly broken” and disproportionately hurt minority communities.
On Dec. 8, 2016, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin announced that Vermonters convicted of marijuana possession of up to one ounce can apply to have their convictions pardoned.
A bill has been introduced into the Massachusetts legislature that, if passed, would legalize and regulate the recreational use of marijuana.
The state legislatures that tackled marijuana law reform over the past several years stopped short of righting old wrongs. A policy of retroactive ameliorative relief may be part of the solution.
California is a curious case when it comes to cannabis. In 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana; and quickly thereafter it became the cannabis capital of the United States. Fast forward to 2014 and now California seems to be moving in the opposite direction.