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NYPD Announces Shift Away From Small Marijuana Arrests

NYPD Announces Shift Away From Small Marijuana Arrests

Greener Culture November 13, 2014 0

New Yorkers will no longer necessarily be arrested for low-level marijuana offenses, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner Bill Bratton said today, announcing that in many cases of possession of the drug, police can

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Where in the world can you legally smoke cannabis?

Where in the world can you legally smoke cannabis?

Greener Culture October 31, 2014 0

We look at how other countries around the world deal with the possession and use of cannabis. So where in the world is it legal to smoke marijuana? Colombia: Small amounts of up to

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New plan: Texas authorities won’t prosecute first-time marijuana offenders

New plan: Texas authorities won’t prosecute first-time marijuana offenders

Greener Culture October 4, 2014 0

Authorities say a new plan in one part of Texas will help those caught with marijuana. If you’re caught with a small amount of marijuana in Harris County, and it’s your first offense, it

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Philadelphia decriminalizes marijuana

Philadelphia decriminalizes marijuana

Greener Culture October 2, 2014 0

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) signed an ordinance Wednesday decriminalizing the possession and use of up to 30 grams of marijuana. “I do not condone marijuana use, it is illegal,” Nutter said in a

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Life In Prison For Pot And Other Travesties Of Marijuana Prohibition

Life In Prison For Pot And Other Travesties Of Marijuana Prohibition

Greener Culture September 5, 2014 0

Now that growing and selling marijuana are legitimate businesses in Colorado and Washington, the injustice of sending people to prison for engaging in those activities is starker than ever before. This week at Reason.com,

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Marijuana Law Mayhem Splits U.S. as Travelers Get Busted

Marijuana Law Mayhem Splits U.S. as Travelers Get Busted

Greener Culture August 22, 2014 0

America is two nations when it comes to marijuana: in one it’s legal, in the other it’s not. The result is that people like B.J. Patel are going to jail. The 34-year-old Arizona man

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Decriminalization arrives, and D.C. police prepare for sea change in marijuana laws

Decriminalization arrives, and D.C. police prepare for sea change in marijuana laws

Greener Culture July 16, 2014 0

On Wednesday, a D.C. cop who catches someone carrying a small amount of marijuana is required to launch his suspect on an onerous journey through the criminal justice system — one likely to involve

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