An Arizona House panel on Thursday approved a proposal making doctors who sidestep rules for medical marijuana recommendations guilty of a felony.
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Thousands of San Francisco residents convicted of marijuana offenses since 1975 will see those convictions dismissed or reduced under an effort announced on Wednesday by the city’s district attorney.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Today, District Attorney George Gascón announced that the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office will be retroactively applying Proposition 64, which legalized the possession and recreational use of marijuana for adults ages 21 years or older, to misdemeanor and felony convictions dating back to 1975.
On Dec. 28, 2017, Denver District Attorney Beth McCann announced that charges have been filed against 10 Sweet Leaf dispensary employees arrested on Dec. 14 for selling unlawful amounts of cannabis to customers.
Arizona medical marijuana users may have to use caution if they are looking to light up on college campuses. On June 8, 2017, Attorney General Mark Brnovich requested that the Arizona Supreme Court reevaluate a ruling made by the Arizona Court of Appeals this past April, which rejected a 2012 decision by the legislature to make possession of medical marijuana on college campuses a crime.
According to a recent ruling by Superior Court Judge Paul R. Wallace, although the state of Delaware decriminalized marijuana possession in 2015, the state legislature failed to remove a law that made it a felony to simultaneously possess a firearm and a controlled substance.
Charlo Greene, an Alaskan reporter who went viral after quitting during a live broadcast to become a full-time marijuana advocate, could be facing up to more than half of a century of incarceration for operating an unlicensed marijuana social club.
On March 3, 2016, the Tampa City Council will meet to hear the first reading of an ordinance that would decriminalize 20 grams or less of cannabis.
On Dec. 29, 2015, Georgia Sen. Harold Jones II pre-filed legislation that would eliminate felony marijuana possession in the state.
What makes this arrest newsworthy is that the woman, Sarah Furay, is the daughter of Bill Furay, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Beaumont, Texas.
On Sept. 15, 2015, Toledo, Ohio, became one of the few major cities in the United States to decriminalize marijuana. The voter initiative, also known as the Sensible Marihuana Act, passed with more than 70 percent of the vote.
The debate surrounding marijuana is not just confusing for Americans voting for new laws or for potential presidential candidates developing an informed stance, it is confusing for those living in states with already-legalized 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.
America is two nations when it comes to marijuana: in one it’s legal, in the other it’s not. The result is that people like B.J. Patel are going to jail.