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 In 2013, the state repealed criminal penalties for possession of up to one ounce of marijuana or five ounces of hashish to just a civil fine of $200 for the first offense.
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Weekly CannaBit for the week of Oct. 6, 2015: Over the past 20 years, the number of arrests for drug possession has increased 17% from 1.1 million in 1995 to 1.3 million in 2014.
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.
With recreational marijuana legal in four states and Washington, D.C., and medical marijuana legal in 23 states and the District, it can sometimes be hard to remember that marijuana is still highly illegal in the majority of U.S. states.
On July 1, 2015, Oregon will join Alaska, Colorado and Washington and become the fourth state that will actively allow recreational marijuana consumption and possession.
On June 2, 2015, the Delaware House of Representatives voted to approve HB 39, a bill aimed at decriminalizing marijuana possession in the state.
Earlier this month, on May 7, 2015, headlines were made when the Kansas House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to approve HB 2049, a bill aimed at relaxing the state’s marijuana laws.
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.
Between releasing new music and taking jail selfies, Wiz Khalifa has been a busy man.