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Delaware: House Committee Passes Cannabis Decriminalization Bill

By Associated Press (AP) — A bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana has cleared a Delaware legislative panel and is headed to the House floor for a vote. House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee members voted 5-to-4 Wednesday to release the bill after its chief sponsor said she would make several revisions …

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Cannabis Decrim Bill Passes Illinois Senate Committee, Already Passed House

Legislation to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis has been approved with a 9 to 3 vote by the Illinois Senate Criminal Law Committee. The bill has already been approved 63 to 53 by the state’s House of Representatives. The proposal – which is now up for a full Senate vote – would …

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Wichita, Kansas Decriminalizes Cannabis

Voters in Wichita, the largest city in Kansas, have approved an initiative to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis. The initiative was approved with 54% in favor, 46% opposed, roughly the same percentage that approved legalization initiatives in 2012 in Colorado and Washington State. The initiative decriminalizes the possession of up to 32 …

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Sante Fe City Council Passes Proposal to Decriminalize Cannabis, Takes Effect Next Month

The Sante Fe City Council has voted in favor of decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of cannabis after activists submitted enough signatures to put the issue to a vote this November. Earlier this month the Sante Fe City Clerk verified that 5,754 valid signatures were submitted to put an initiative to decriminalize cannabis to …

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Jamaica Will Soon Decriminalize Cannabis Possession

Jamaica will soon decriminalize the personal possession of cannabis, and will also allow possession for medical, religious and scientific purposes, according to an announcement made today by Justice Minister Mark Golding. According to the announcement, the cabinet is supporting a soon-to-be-released proposal to decriminalize the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis, making it a simple fine rather …

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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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