Oregon Bill to Allow Expungement of Certain Cannabis Convictions Passes Senate

Oregon’s fulloregon Senate has passed Senate Bill 364, a proposal to allow for the expungement of certain cannabis convictions committed before July 1st, 2013, when the state’s cannabis policies were altered.

Senate Bill 364, which received only 3 “No” votes (all of which were Republicans); “Requires court to consider marijuana offenses committed before July 1, 2013, to be classified as if conduct occurred on July 1, 2013, when determining if person is eligible for order setting aside conviction”. It also; “Authorizes court to enter judgment of conviction for misdemeanor when person convicted of certain marijuana offenses successfully completes probation.”

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Maryland Decriminalization Bill Now in Effect

The possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis is no longer a criminal offensemaryland in Maryland, as Senate Bill 364 becomes law.

Senate Bill 364, which was signed into law by Governor Martin O’Malley in April, officially took effect at midnight (EST), October 1st. The proposal makes the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis a simple $100 ticket for someone’s first offense, instead of an arrestable misdemeanor as it was before. A person’s second offense will be a ticket of $250, and all following offense will be a $500 ticket.

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Maryland Proposal to Decriminalize Cannabis Takes Effect Wednesday

A proposal to decriminalize small amounts of cannabis will officially take effect on Wednesday, October 1st in Maryland.marijuana3

Senate Bill 364, which was signed into law by Governor Martin O’Malley in April, decriminalizes the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis, making it a simple $100 ticket for someone’s first offense. A second offense will be a ticket of $250, and all subsequent tickets will carry a maximum fine of $500. Under no circumstance will the personal possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis result in a criminal charge under the new law.

Under current Maryland law, the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis is a misdemeanor which carries with it a potential 90 day jail sentence.

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Maryland Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Takes Effect October 1st

Senate Bill 364, a proposal to decriminalizecannabud small amounts of cannabis, will officially take effect on October 1st in Maryland.

The measure, signed into law by the state’s governor in April, decriminalizes the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis, making it a simple $100 ticket for someone’s first offense. A second offense will be a ticket of $250, with all subsequent tickets being a maximum fine of $500. Under no circumstance will the personal possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis result in a criminal charge.

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Maryland Governor Signs Measure Decriminalizing Cannabis

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has signed Senate Bill 364. The measure decriminalizesmaryland the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis.

Under the new law, someone caught possessing 10 grams of cannabis or less will be given, at most, a simple $100 ticket for their first offense. For someone’s second offenses, they can be given a $250 ticket, and the ticket can be raised to $500 for subsequent offenses. No amount of offenses will result in jail time or a criminal record.

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Maryland Governor to Sign Cannabis Decriminalization Measure Into Law

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has announced that he will sign legislation to decriminalize cannabis. The proposalmarylandSenate Bill 364 – was approved by the state’s Senate today with a 34 to 8 vote, just days after the House approved the same measure.

“As a young prosecutor, I once thought that decriminalizing the possession of marijuana might undermine the public will necessary to combat drug violence and improve public safety,” Governor O’Malley said in a statement. “I now think that [it] is an acknowledgment of the low priority that our courts, our prosecutors, our police and the vast majority of citizens already attach to this transgression of public order and public health.” 

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Maryland Legislature Approves Measure to Decriminalize Cannabis, Heads to Governor

Maryland’s Senate gave final approval today to Senate Bill 364, a proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis.newhampshirecannabislegal The measure has already passed the full House, and now heads to the governor for consideration.

If signed into law by the governor, or allowed to become law without his signature, the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis would no longer carry with it the potential of jail time, but instead would be reduced to a simple $100 ticket.

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Maryland House Votes to Decriminalize Cannabis

A measure to decriminalize cannabis possession has passed through the Maryland House of Representatives in a decisive vote. The proposal would removemaryland criminal penalties for the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis.

Earlier this month Maryland’s Senate voted to approve the same measure, though the measure will go back to the Senate for one final vote given it was amended in the House Judiciary Committee. The House version, as with the Senate version, would make the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis a $100 ticket. However, the House version would make a second offense $250, and subsequent offenses $500; it would also call for drug rehab for those under 21.

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Cannabis Decriminalization Approved by Maryland Senate

Maryland’s Senate has passed Senate Bill 364, a proposal to decriminalize small amounts of cannabis, with a 36 to 8 vote.maryland

If approved into law, the measure would remove criminal penalties for the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis, which would become a simple $100 ticket. The measure now heads to the state’s House of Representatives.

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Maryland Senate Gives Preliminary Approval to Cannabis Decriminalization

Maryland’s Senate gave preliminary approval today to a proposal decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of cannabis. The measure is now set for one final vote in the Senate, which maryplantcould come as soon as tomorrow. Its passage in the Senate will send it to the House of Representatives for consideration.

Under the proposal – Senate Bill 364 – the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis would no longer be a criminal penalty associated with jail time; instead, it would become a simple $100 ticket.

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