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Delaware House Committee Passes Proposal to Decriminalize Cannabis

Delaware’s House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee has given approval to House Bill 371, a proposal to decriminalize the possession of cannabis for adults 21 and older. Under the proposed law, introduced by Representative Helene Keeley, the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis would become a simple $250 fine for those 21 …

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New Video Shows Consequences of Cannabis Possession Arrests in New York City

By Drug Policy Alliance Last night, BuzzFeed released a gripping video [which can be found below] about one New Yorker’s harrowing experience of being arrested for marijuana possession.  A Marijuana Arrest tells the story of former Manhattan Public School art teacher Alberto Willmore, who recounts how his life was upended after NYPD officers aggressively seized …

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Insanity: A Fifty Five Year Prison Sentence For $350 Worth Of Marijuana

By Johnny Green, TheWeedBlog.com The story of Weldon Angelos is one that every marijuana reform supporter should know. Weldon Angelos is currently serving a 55 year prison sentence for selling $350 worth of marijuana while having guns in his home in 2004. A lot of people don’t know that possessing a firearm while selling marijuana results …

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Cannabis Possession Now Decriminalized in Switzerland

As of Tuesday, October 1st, the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis is no longer a criminal offense in Switzerland. Instead, it’s an $110 ticket. Under this new law, the ticket associated with possessing up to 10 grams of cannabis won’t result in a court appearance, nor will it go on someone’s permanent …

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