Category: Legalization

Hawaii’s Just Decriminalized Cannabis

Written by Sheena Beronio Hawaii – The decriminalization of pot took effect last January 11, 2020. Act 273, which made the decriminalization possible, will not consider the possession of 3 grams or less of marijuana a criminal act. However, Act 273 imposes a monetary fine of $130.  The Act would also expunge the criminal records […]

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A Recap of the Congressional Bill to Decriminalize Pot

A pivotal bill on cannabis decriminalization was passed in a Congressional committee, which could remove it from the Controlled Substances list and expunge related criminal records. A press release explains that the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement Act, better known as The MORE Act (HR 3884), would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and […]

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Florida Lawmakers Ask Oregon for Marijuana Advice

With the possibility that Floridians could be asked next year to legalize recreational marijuana, a House panel and Florida lawmakers on Tuesday turned to Oregon to learn more about the economic, environmental and health impacts the state has faced since authorizing adult pot use four years ago. Chris Gibson, the executive director of the Oregon-Idaho […]

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Civil Rights Coalition Calls for Legalization of Cannabis and Other Drugs

A coalition of more than 100 civil rights groups—including ACLU, NAACP, National Education Association and National Organization for Women—released a criminal justice reform platform for the 2020 elections on Thursday that calls for the legalization of marijuana and supports the “dismantling” of the criminalization of other drugs. As part of the document’s plank on ending […]

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