Philadelphia: District Attorney To Cease Prosecuting Marijuana Possession Offenders

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Philadelphia officials announced today that they will no longer prosecute marijuana possession offenses. In October 2014, Philadelphia enacted a municipal ordinance reclassifying cases involving the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis to a non-summary civil offense, punishable by a $25 fine – no arrest and no criminal record. Since that time, annual arrests [...]

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Seattle To Vacate Criminal Convictions For Former Marijuana Offenders

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Following in the footsteps of San Francisco, Seattle city officials announced today that they will be vacating the criminal convictions of former marijuana offenders. Seattle’s mayor and city attorney plan to ask the courts to vacate all misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions that were prosecuted before the plant was legalized in Washington state in 2012. Between [...]

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Thousands Of Californians To Have Their Marijuana Convictions Dismissed

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San Francisco city officials announced plans yesterday to begin reviewing and automatically expunging thousands of past marijuana possession convictions. The District Attorney’s office says that it will review, dismiss, and seal an estimated 3,000 misdemeanor marijuana convictions dating back to 1975. The office also intends to review and resentence many past felony convictions. Provisions in [...]

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Arguably The Individual Most Responsible For The Rise Of The Medical Marijuana Movement In California, And Eventually Nationwide, Passed Away This Weekend

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The individual most responsible for the medical marijuana movement in CA, and eventually in more than 30 states across this country, was San Francisco gay rights and marijuana advocate Dennis Peron, who died this past weekend from lung cancer at age 71. Peron was drafted and sent to Vietnam in 1966, where he first discovered [...]

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Adult Use Retail Sales To Commence In California

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Select retailers will begin engaging in adult use marijuana sales on the morning of Monday, January 1. California joins Alaska, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington in permitting cannabis sales to those over the age of 21. Two additional states – Maine and Massachusetts – permit adults to legally possess and grow cannabis, but have yet [...]

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