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DC Police Chief: Pot Decrim Will Have Little Effect on Crime

Despite a study that found the majority of arrests in the District of Columbia are for simple pot possession and that such arrests are racially disproportionate, DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier believes the city’s new decriminalization legislation will not have a big i...

DC Council Votes to Eliminate Jail Time for Marijuana Use

Yesterday the Washington, DC Council passed a bill to partially decriminalize pot by imposing civil fines rather than jail time for most offenses. The District joins 17 states that have taken similar action but doesn’t go as far as Colorado or Washington state, wher...

Mexico to Decriminalize Marijuana

Lawmakers from Mexico's left-wing Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) introduced legislation last week to decriminalize cannabis in an effort to curb cartel violence. One bill, introduced in the Federal Congress, builds on the partial decrim passed in 2009, incre...

DC Closer to Decrim

Earlier today Washington, DC moved one step closer to decriminalizing cannabis when the DC Council’s Committee voted 5-0 in support of a bill that would end all criminal charges for those busted with small amounts of weed. Under the currently law, even a joint could...

Canada: Easier Pot Punishments Are Coming

A recent report in the Toronto Sun indicates that a proposal set in motion over the summer by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, aimed at giving officers the option of issuing fines for marijuana offenses rather than pursue criminal charges, still has the atten...

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