Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Approved in Hallandale Beach, Florida

Hallandale Beach, Florida has a population of 37,113 (2010 Census).
Hallandale Beach, Florida has a population of 37,113 (2010 Census).

Lawmakers in Hallandale Beach, Florida have unanimously passed a measure that will establish an $100 fine for those caught possessing small amounts of cannabis. The vote comes just weeks after a similar proposal was approved in Miami-Dade, Florida’s largest county, and Miami Beach.

Under the new law, police will have the option of issuing a $100 fine to those caught possessing no more than 20 grams of cannabis, rather than arresting and prosecuting them. Under current law, the possession of up to 20 grams of cannabis is a misdemeanor which can result in a year-long prison sentence.

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Cannabis Decriminalization Ordinance Unanimously Approved by Miami Beach Lawmakers

beachMiami Beach commissioners have unanimously passed an ordinance that would establish an $100 fine for those caught possessing small amounts of cannabis. The vote comes just days after the commissioners of Miami-Dade, the largest county in Florida, passed a similar proposal.

Under the new law, police will have the option of issuing a $100 fine to those caught possessing no more than 20 grams of cannabis. Under current law, the possession of up to 20 grams of cannabis is a misdemeanor which can result in a year-long prison sentence.

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Voters in Miami Beach, Florida, Strongly Approve Medical Cannabis Resolution

Voters in Miami Beach, Florida, were asked during Tuesday’s election whether or not they support medical cannabis legalization; 64% voted in favor of the resolution, which calls on the State of Florida, as well as the federal government, medcannabisto end prohibition on medical cannabis. The resolution polled higher than the winning mayoral candidate.

This victory is seen as a huge burst of momentum for the group People United for Medical Marijuana, which is currently working on putting a statewide medical cannabis legalization initiative on the ballot next year.

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