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Virginia Senate Republicans Kill Bill to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Marijuana

VA Senate Republicans Kill Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

VA Senate Republicans Kill Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

Republicans on a Senate committee Monday killed a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana by changing the punishment from a criminal misdemeanor to a civil penalty.

Virginia Lawmaker Preparing Bill for Marijuana Decriminalization

Virginia Lawmaker Preparing Bill for Marijuana Decriminalization

A Virginia lawmaker says he’s working on a bill to decriminalize marijuana. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that Senate majority leader Tommy Norment does not support full legalization of the drug. But the Republican said possessing it would be a civil offense subject to a ticket or a fine.

NORML

KC NORML Successfully Decriminalized Marijuana in Kansas City

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.

What Would Modernizing West Virginia’s Marijuana Laws Mean?

CHARLESTON, W.VA., Aug. 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Legislation has been introduced in West Virginia for years to either legalize medical marijuana or reduce the criminal penalties for marijuana possession. What would it mean to the state if it were to modernize its marijuana laws?

Philadelphia

Philly Gets Decriminalization Right

As recently reported, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will sign a compromise measure to decriminalize personal possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana, with the penalty dropping from possible jail time to a $25 fine. Philadelphia got it right in two major ways.

DC

Can DC Decriminalize? Fully Legalize?

You have to love a scrappy fighter. The District of Columbia legalized marijuana for medical use in 2010. In March 2014, the DC City Council moved to decriminalize private recreational use. On June 25, 2014, House Republicans moved to block funding for that law.


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