Marijuana Possession Is Now Decriminalized in Rhode Island

By: Monday April 1, 2013 8:55 am

As of today, April 1st, possession of a small amount of marijuana is officially decriminalized in the state of Rhode Island. Back in June of 2012 Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) signed into law SB 2253, which reduced the penalties for marijuana possession. The law did not go into effect until today. Before today, possession in [...]

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Calls for Marijuana Decriminalization

By: Friday June 15, 2012 8:28 am

Chicago Mayor and former Chief of Staff for President Obama Rahm Emanuel (D) has asked the city council to pass a law decriminalizing simple possession of marijuana. From the Chicago Tribune: Mayor Rahm Emanuel is throwing his support behind a plan to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. Under the proposed ordinance, police officers will have [...]

4/20: A Look at Marijuana Reform Advances This Year

By: Friday April 20, 2012 9:30 am

With today being the unofficial holiday for cannabis in the United States, it is a good time to look back at the advances the marijuana reform movement has made in the past 365 days. Popular Opinion – Perhaps the single biggest development for the marijuana legalization movement in the last year is that it finally [...]

VT Gov. Shumlin to Join Petition to Reschedule Marijuana

By: Thursday December 1, 2011 2:00 pm

A spokesman for Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D) told the AP that he will join the recent petition filed by other governors to the federal government requesting marijuana be rescheduled. Yesterday, Washington state Governor Christine Gregoire (D) and Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (I) jointly filed the petition to the Drug Enforcement Agency asking that [...]

Washington and Rhode Island Governors Ask Feds to Reschedule Marijuana

By: Wednesday November 30, 2011 1:40 pm

In a big move today for medical marijuana, Washington state Governor Christine Gregoire (D) and Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (I) requested that the federal government re-schedule (reclassify) marijuana. The policy change would allow marijuana to be legally prescribed as a medicine under federal law. From the Office of Gov. Gregoire: Gov. Chris Gregoire today [...]

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