Vermont May Soon Decriminalize Marijuana

By: Wednesday February 6, 2013 9:28 am

Vermont may soon follow its New England neighbors in decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana. A tri-partisan bill has recently been introduced in the state House that would make the penalty for adults caught with less than two ounces of marijuana simply a $100 fine. A similar bill was also introduced in the state Senate but [...]

Detroit Plans to Continue Fight to Keep Marijuana Decriminalization Off the Ballot

By: Wednesday February 15, 2012 8:45 am

The City of Detroit plans to continue its effort to keep a local marijuana decriminalization initiative off the city ballot despite recently losing the case in the Michigan Court of Appeals. The city plans to appeal the ruling to the State Supreme Court. From Krystal Crittendon, corporation counsel for the Detroit law department, says [...]

Detroit May Finally Vote on Marijuana Decriminalization this August

By: Monday February 13, 2012 11:00 am

The residents of Detroit may get to vote this summer on a city ballot initiative that would remove all city-based criminal penalties for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for people over 21.  Voters had been denied the chance to vote on this in 2010, but last Friday in a 2-1 decision the [...]

Thanks to Gov. Malloy, Connecticut Could Become Latest State to Decriminalize Marijuana

By: Friday February 18, 2011 9:13 am

Recently elected Democratic Governor Dan Malloy wants Connecticut to join its neighbor Massachusetts in making the penalty for minor marijuana possession a simple fine. From the Hartford Advocate: Although his speech never actually used the words “decriminalization of marijuana,” Gov. Dannel Malloy is getting behind the concept as a way to help cut the number [...]

Decriminalizing Marijuana Would Save Vermont $700,000 Annually

By: Friday December 10, 2010 3:13 pm

A new report from the Vermont Legislature’s Joint Fiscal Office shows that decriminalizing marijuana would result in the state saving roughly $700,000 a year, making it a fiscally conservative move. From WCAX: Rep. Jason Lorber is pointing to a new study that shows the state spends over $700,000 going after people with less than two [...]

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