Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Bill to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession in Atlanta Moves Forward

According to Atlanta’s WGCL-TV, the bill was introduced back in March by city councilman Kwanza Hall, and seeks to reduce the penalty for possession of less than an ounce of cannabis to a $75 fine with no jail time.
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California Has Officially Called for the Feds to Reschedule Marijuana

"The Legislature urges the Congress of the United States to pass a law to reschedule marijuana or cannabis and its derivatives from a Schedule I drug to an alternative schedule, therefore allowing the legal research and development of marijuana or cannabis for medical use,"

Liberals Say There Will Not be Pardons for Prior Marijuana Convictions

hose convicted of simple possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana are eligible to apply for a pardon, now known as a record suspension, five years after their sentence is completed.
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California Criminal Records Go Up in Smoke Thanks to Prop 64

California Criminal Records Go Up in Smoke Thanks to Prop 64  Thousands of pot convictions in California are going up in smoke - thanks to...
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Air India Cabin Crew Member Caught With 4 Pounds of Cannabis

Late last month the West Bengal Crime Investigation Department seized over 300 pounds of cannabis from two raids in Bishnupur and Bankura district of the state.
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Chris Rock’s Take on why Cannabis is Illegal is Way Too True

Chris Rock wasn't one of them. In his classic stand up "Never Scared" he takes us through why the government's been so keen on keeping cannabis illegal for so long.
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New Study Show’s Cannabis Legalization Doesn’t Result in More Vehicle Accidents

The AJPH used 6 years of traffic records from the states that legalized recreational cannabis and compared to states that hadn't yet and have similar driving patterns.
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Man Sentenced to 17 Years for 1/2 Ounce of Pot Will be Released on...

Drug possession for personal use is the single most arrested offense in the United States.
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U.K. Liberal Democrats Have Pledged to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Possession can lead to a prison sentence of up to five years and an unlimited fine while anybody caught dealing the drug faces up to 14 years in jail. Julian Huppert, Lib Dem candidate, who is standing in Cambridge, said the current approach was "a disaster".
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Trudeau Assures Canadians Will be Able to Purchase Marijuana Online if Provinces Don’t Set...

A high tax on marijuana could drive people to seek alternative methods of obtaining their medication. Taking away from what the government hopes to achieve with pending legalization.