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5 Ways New York City Can Reform Its Outrageous Cannabis Policy

Stop arresting people for cannabis is a basic first step. Also, in general, leave people alone.

Cannabis Decriminalization Proposed for New Mexico’s Biggest City

The change would make cannabis possession without a medical marijuana referral a citable offense in Albuquerque that can come with a $25 ticket but no jail time.

New Jersey Bill Would Dial Back Governor’s Legalization Promise

"I think this whole legalization stuff has to slow down," said state Sen. Ronald Rice.

German Police Group Calls for Decriminalizing Cannabis

The head of the BDK organization, which represents criminal police, says that the group favors a “complete decriminalization of cannabis consumers.”

New Mexico Considers Lower Penalties for Cannabis Possession

Democratic Sen. Joseph Cervantes of Las Cruces introduced a bill that would provide a purely monetary penalty for low-level marijuana violations. The changes would free up resource for courts, prosecutors and defense attorneys.

Atlanta Just Decriminalized Cannabis

On Monday, the Atlanta City Council voted to pass a bill that would decriminalize possession of up to an ounce.

New Hampshire Decrim Kicks In On Saturday

Starting tomorrow, you won't face jail time for simple cannabis possession in any New England state.

Vermont’s Supreme Court to Consider Cannabis ‘Sniff Test’

Vermont’s highest court is set to consider a case involving whether the simple smell of cannabis constitutes legal grounds to search and seize a driver’s vehicle.

Australian States Split on Medical Cannabis

As states take an array of approaches to regulating medical cannabis, some are calling for more consistency from the federal government.

New Hampshire Just Decriminalized Cannabis Possession

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill to remove criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of cannabis.

Drug Policy Alliance: Time to Decriminalize, NYC Racial Disparities Remain

The Drug Policy Alliance, a leading advocacy group, released a report Tuesday calling for an end to criminal penalties for drug use and possession.

16 Years Later: What Happened After Portugal Decriminalized Drugs in 2001?

Portugal’s drug decriminalization has been in effect since 2001, so we looked at the stats to see what impact it’s had on their society.

New Hampshire Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Heads to Governor

New Hampshire moved a step closer to joining the rest of New England in decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana.

Brooklyn DA Challenges Sessions, Says Decriminalization Works

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez has long advocated against prosecuting low-level marijuana crimes, especially since taking office in 2016.

Why Cannabis Reform Crashed in Texas

Last week two bills were sailing through the Texas House. Both were dead by Saturday. What happened?

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