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New York City Decriminalization of Cannabis Begins Today

New York City Decriminalization of Cannabis Begins Today

Beginning today, November 19th, 2014, the possession of 25 grams of less of cannabis in the city of New York, New York will be punishable by a court summons instead of arrest and a misdemeanor charge. For a city long notorious for its racially biased stop and frisk practices, this shift in policy could be […]

Maryland Decriminalization Law in Effect, World Not Over

Maryland Decriminalization Law in Effect, World Not Over

On October 1st, 2014, the state of Maryland officially enacted its law decriminalizing the possession of limited amounts of marijuana. Now, citizens caught in possession of ten grams or less of dried cannabis flower will be subject to a ticket instead of arrest. First offense tickets will cost $100, while second offenses run $250 and […]

One Bad Apple: Single Seattle Cop Responsible for 80% of Cannabis Tickets

One Bad Apple: Single Seattle Cop Responsible for 80% of Cannabis Tickets

Since legalization has taken effect in Washington state, there has been a drop-off in arrests related to cannabis. However, under the new state law that has made adult recreational cannabis use legal, it is still illegal to use cannabis in public. That means that people who spark one up in a park or on the […]