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Philadelphia Mayor Calls for Marijuana Legalization

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has come out in support of legalizing marijuana. “The real solution to this is legalizing it in the state of Pennsylvania as they did in Colorado,” said Mayor Kenney earlier today. “We won’t have to use police resources in these kinds of activities and actions.” The comment came as Kenney was …

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Harrisburg Becomes Third Pennsylvania City to Decriminalize Cannabis

Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania, has become the third city in the state to pass an ordinance decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of cannabis. On Tuesday the city’s council voted unanimously to pass a proposal making the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis a simple $75 fine for a person’s first and …

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Pittsburgh City Council Votes to Decriminalize Cannabis and Hash Possession

Pittsburgh’s City Council has given final approval to legislation that will decriminalize the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis, and up to 8 grams of hash. The vote was 7 to 2. “The Mayor agrees with Council members, the District Attorney and many others that this is a common sense change that will …

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Pittsburgh City Council Votes 6 to 1 to Decriminalize Cannabis and Hash Possession

In a 6 to 1 vote, Pittsburgh’s City Council has given approval to a measure that would decriminalize the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis, as well as the possession of up to 8 grams of hash. The proposal was passed on a preliminary vote, with the final vote expected to come next …

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Philadelphia: Cannabis Arrests Drop 78% in One Month After Decriminalization Takes Effect

On October 20th, a law decriminalizing the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis became law in Philadelphia. Between October 20th and November 20th, there was just 20 new tickets issued, 14 for possession (a $25 ticket) and 6 for consuming in public (an $100 ticket). In that same time period, there were 72 …

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Philadelphia Cannabis Decriminalization Law Takes Effect October 20th

A proposal that decriminalizes the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis will officially take effect tomorrow, October 20th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Under the new law, which was signed into law by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter on October 1st after being approved 14 to 2 by the City Council, those caught possessing up to …

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Philadelphia Mayor Signs Cannabis Decriminalization Bill, Takes Effect October 20th

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law today a proposal which will decriminalize the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis within the city, a move that was supported 14 to 2 by the City’s Council. Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has agreed to abide by the new law, which will find cannabis decriminalized in …

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Cannabis Decriminalization Measure Approved 14 to 2 by Philadelphia City Council

The Philadelphia City Council voted Thursday to decriminalize cannabis, approving a proposal which will now go to Mayor Michael Nutter, who has stated he will sign it into law after the council made some alterations to the measure. The vote was 14 to 2, and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has agreed to abide by the …

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Philadelphia City Council Approves Change to Cannabis Decriminalization Measure

The Philadelphia City Council voted Thursday to move forward with a bill to decriminalize the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis for those 21 and older, making it a simple $25 ticket unless someone is caught smoking in public, wherein the ticket will be raised to $100. The Council is expected to make …

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Philadelphia Mayor to Sign Cannabis Decriminalization Bill, After Some Changes

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has announced that he will sign legislation to decriminalize cannabis possession, but only after the City Council makes some changes to a bill they approved in June with a 13 to 3 vote. Under the proposal approved by the Council, the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis would result …

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