The 2013 Marijuana States of America map shows criminal, decrim, medical, and legal status of marijuana in the United States.
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Alison Holcomb from New Approach Washington on I-502 legalization initiative; John Payne from Show Me Cannabis Regulation on Springfield, Missouri decriminalization initiative; music by PBS Digital Studios.
Court sides with cop’s claim he can smell insulated marijuana grow houses 150 yards away from his car
How awesome is Trooper Young’s nose that not only can it detect whether a growing cannabis smell is produced by greater than 25 plants, it can do so while a football-field-and-a-half away from a hermetically-sealed, carbon-filtered, windowless building that’s through some woods and behind a hill?
Rant: The Republican Primary Loss of DA Pat Lykos over her “trace case” cocaine policy and DIVERT first-time DUI program shows a GOP disconnect from jurors who increasingly won’t convict over personal possession cases; Sam Chapman from Oregon SSDP on today’s push for more legalization signatures; live music from Del the Funky Homosapien at HIGH TIMES Bay Area Medical Cannabis Cup.
Footage of Richard Lee accepting the HIGH TIMES Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bay Area Cannabis Cup; Rant: 2/3rds of the US population is subject to Border Patrol detention; music by J Boog.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said earlier today that he would back a proposal to decriminalize possessing small amounts of marijuana.
With his signature Governor Chafee makes Rhode Island the 15th state to pass a decriminalization law and roll back penalties associated with marijuana crimes that involve smaller, personal amounts.
Sadly, the first major American city to decriminalize marijuana back in the 70’s is also the marijuana arrest capital of the world today. New York City has an ugly history of arresting people for small amounts of marijuana in the decriminalized city by stopping them and asking them to empty their pockets. The practice has become known as the “stop and frisk” and it’s practice has lead to overwhelmingly racist crime statistics in the Big Apple.
Getting busted with fewer than 15 grams of marijuana would carry no criminal penalty in New Jersey under a bill that won unanimous support from the Assembly Judiciary Committee today.