Pittsburgh City Council votes to decriminalize marijuana

Pittsburgh City Council votes to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana

By a vote of 7-2, Pittsburgh City Council passed a measure to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana this morning.The bill allows city police to fine up to $100 for possessing less...
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Rhode Island Lawmakers hold hearing on recreational marijuana legalization

 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A push to regulate and tax marijuana in Rhode Island has ramped up this year, as other New England states consider it.“I think the reality is that if Massachusetts moves...
Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee meets

Opponents Rip Pennsylvania Bill To Boost Fines For Pot Possession

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Opponents in Pennsylvania say a bill that would increase fines for possession of small amounts of marijuana is a step in the wrong direction.The House Judiciary Committee postponed action Tuesday...
Mother Room at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill

The Top 10 Marijuana Policy Victories of 2015

In 2015, state legislators considered bills to legalize marijuana in 21 states, decriminalize marijuana possession in 17 states, and legalize medical marijuana in 19 states.Most of the action in 2015 was aimed at achieving...