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.
"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,"
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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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.
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.
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.
Drug possession for personal use is the single most arrested offense in the United States.
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".
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.