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Progress in Tennessee: Memphis Decriminalizes Marijuana

Progress in Tennessee: Memphis Decriminalizes Marijuana

On Oct. 4, 2016, the Memphis City Council voted to approve a city ordinance that would allow city police the discretion of issuing civil fines for the possession of marijuana, making Memphis the second city in Tennessee to decriminalize marijuana.

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Marijuana Decriminalization in State College, Penn., Effective Sept. 7, 2016

A new marijuana decriminalization ordinance will go into effect on Sept. 7, 2016, in the township of State College, Penn., home of Penn State. The new ordinance will allow police to issue a summary offense to those possessing or using 30 grams or less of marijuana. Fines would be $250 for possession and $350 for using.


Illinois House Sends New Decriminalization Bill to Governor

The Illinois House on Wednesday sent a new attempt at marijuana decriminalization to Gov. Bruce Rauner. Rauner vetoed last year’s bill, saying it set the limit for possession too high—up to 15 grams—and the fines too low, between $55 and $125. The new bill would set fines at $100 to $200 for people caught with up to 10 grams of marijuana.


South Florida Makes Minor Moves On Marijuana Reform

Although the Florida legislature failed to pass meaningful marijuana reform, two of the state’s largest counties, Miami-Dade and Broward, are considering two nearly identical measures that would allow law enforcement to punish marijuana possession with fines instead of just arrests.