A History Of America’s Marijuana Decriminalization Movement In The 70’s

In the past five years, eight states and Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational marijuana for adults. Today, 68 million people live in areas where marijuana is treated like alcohol or tobacco. The drug is sold in stores, millions of tax dollars are being raised from its sale, and an increasing […]

Virginia State Officials Meet to Discuss Marijuana Decriminalization

In the 10-year period ending last year, there were 133,256 arrests in Virginia for possession of marijuana, 84 percent of them first-time offenses. Nevertheless, relatively few people go to jail in the state solely for possession of marijuana, according to a study prompted by a proposal that would decriminalize the […]

City of Atlanta Decriminalizes Marijuana

Atlanta’s city council decided unanimously to decriminalize marijuana Monday night. They voted 15-0 to make the penalty for possession of one ounce or less a $75 fine — a move that aims to neutralize uneven policing and enforcement of drug laws in the city where 92% of individuals arrested for marijuana […]

New Hampshire Likely to Decriminalize Marijuana This Summer – Cannabis Business Executive

A bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in New Hampshire is expected to be signed by Gov. Chris Sununu. It will make the Granite State the very last in New England to do so. “I know New Hampshire is late compared to other states, but we finally did […]

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill in Texas Runs out of Time – Cannabis Business Executive

Time ran out in the Texas House late Thursday on a proposed law that would have reduced the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana in the state to below that of most traffic tickets. A midnight deadline passed without the full House taking up House Bill 81 for […]