decriminalizing marijuana

Moving quickly on recently passed legislation, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed bills legalizing and regulating the sale of marijuana and decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Marijuana decriminalization has now become a reality for residents in the District of Columbia, after the city council passed a bill Tuesday that would lessen charges for users of the narcotic. Under this new ruling, which Washington mayor Vincent Gray intends to sign into law, will allow marijuana users to possess and use the drug […]

Why does momentum seem to be gaining for the decriminalization of marijuana use? As reported earlier on NewsOne, ten of 13 members of the D.C. City Council and Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) have endorsed a plan to make small-time marijuana possession a civil, rather than a criminal, offense. Today on “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, the host noted that a number […]

Looks like leaders for the District of Columbia think it’s high time to stop jailing small-time users of marijuana. According to The Washington Post: Ten of 13 members of the D.C. Council and Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) have endorsed a plan to make small-time marijuana possession a civil rather than a criminal offense. That means recreational cannabis users wouldn’t […]