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Rhode Island: Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect Monday

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Legislation signed into law last year decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses takes effect on Monday, April 1. Presently, possessing cannabis in the Ocean State is classified as a criminal misdemeanor punishable by one year in jail and a $500 maximum fine. Starting Monday, the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by an individual [...]

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Maryland: NORML Testimony In Favor Of Marijuana Decriminalization

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Written Testimony In Favor of Senate Bill 297 To Be Heard By The Members of the House Judiciary Committee Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 1:00pm By Allen St. Pierre Executive Director National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) I thank members of the Maryland House Committee on the Judiciary for considering Senate Bill [...]

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Maryland: NORML Testimony In Favor Marijuana Decriminalization

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Written Testimony In Favor of Senate Bill 297 To Be Heard By The Members of the House Judiciary Committee Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 1:00pm By Allen St. Pierre Executive Director National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) I thank members of the Maryland House Committee on the Judiciary for considering Senate Bill [...]

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Marijuana Legalization Measure Formally Introduced in Maine with 35 Co-Sponsors

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This week, Representative Diane Russell (D-Portland) formally introduced LD 1229: An Act to Tax and Regulate Marijuana into the Maine legislature. This legislation would legalize the sale of as much as 2 1/2 ounces of marijuana per week to people 21 or older at licensed retail locations. It would also permit for the cultivation of [...]

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Kentucky: House and Senate Lawmakers Pass Industrial Hemp Legislation

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House and Senate lawmakers yesterday passed an amended version of Senate Bill 50, “An Act relating to industrial hemp.” The floor votes took place with only hours to go before the close of the 2013 legislative session. Proponents of the measure acknowledged that “public pressure to pass the bill helped achieve the last-minute deal.” The [...]

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