Maryland becomes the 21st state with a functional medical marijuana law, and the 10th to be approved through the state legislature
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 14, 2014 10:57 am|
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 7, 2014 4:10 pm|
After some heated last minute maneuvers in the House of Delegates over the weekend the state of Maryland is set to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. On Monday, Gov. Martin O’Malley pledged to sign the marijuana decriminalization bill recently approved by the Senate.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 13, 2014 8:30 am|
The steady march for marijuana reform continues as efforts to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana advance in both the New Hampshire and Maryland Legislature this week.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 4, 2014 12:12 pm|
In just two months marijuana could be decriminalized in the nation’s capital. Tuesday afternoon the D.C. City Council overwhelmingly gave approved the Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2014 with only one council member voting against it and one voting present. The bill now moves to the mayor who is expected to sign it. The [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:32 pm|
Possession of small amounts of marijuana should soon be decriminalized in the nation’s capital.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 24, 2013 12:15 pm|
The penalty for the possession of a small amount of marijuana in the District of Columbia may soon be the same as a parking ticket. Over the past two days the DC council held hearings on a bill that would decriminalize marijuana in the district.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday May 8, 2013 6:40 pm|
Vermont took another important step towards decriminalizing marijuana. The Vermont Senate overwhelmingly gave final approval to H. 200 in a voice vote. The bill was previously approved by the House but it was amended by the Senate so it will need to return to the House for another vote.
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 1, 2013 3:36 pm|
Rhode Island has become the 16th state where possession of a small amount of marijuana has either been decriminalized or legalized.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 19, 2013 1:05 pm|
The Maryland Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill that would reduce the penalties for marijuana possession. In a 30-16 vote, the Senate adopted SB 297, which would reduce the penalties for use or possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday August 15, 2012 1:10 pm|
In addition to several state ballot initiatives on marijuana, November will also feature several big marijuana reform initiatives that will be decided at the local level. The latest one to make a local ballot is an initiative in Grand Rapids Michigan to decriminalize small possession of cannabis.