Tag: possession

Gambia Lawmakers Reduce Penalties for Cannabis Possession

On Monday the Gambia National Assembly passed a bill reducing the penalties for cannabis possession in the country. Under the previous laws enacted in 2010, any person found guilty of possessing cannabis would be subject to a D250,000 (about $6,300 USD) fine and/or a three-year jail term. With the enactment of the new law, penalties …

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Nearly 1,000 Misdemeanors Avoided in Only 4 Months of Cannabis Being Decriminalized in Rhode Island

On April 1st of this year, a piece of legislation aimed at decriminalizing cannabis possession officially become law in Rhode Island. Due to this change, the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis is now just an $150 ticket; prior to this new law taking effect, the possession of any amount of cannabis was …

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Maine Lawmakers to Hold Public Hearing on Legalization Measure

On Friday, May 3rd, Maine’s Joint Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety will be holding the first public hearing on LD 1229, the Marijuana Regulation Act. If passed, the measure would legalize the possession of up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis, as well as the private cultivation of up to 6 plants. In addition, …

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