Hawaii Senate Votes Unanimously to Decriminalize Marijuana

“In an applaud-worthy and eye-opening showing of bipartisan support, Hawaii’s Senate voted today, unanimously, to approve Senate Bill 472 to decriminalize cannabis possession. The measure would make possession of up to an ounce no longer an arrestable misdemeanor offense, but instead a civil infraction of no more than $1,000. Last week the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee approved the measure,…

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NAACP Joins Pot Legalization Effort

The California branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will release a report that it says reveals how criminalization of marijuana disproportionately harms people of color today. The release of the report comes as part of the NAACP’s endorsement of the Tax Cannabis Act, a ballot proposition slated for November which would essentially decriminalize…

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Hawaii lawmaker aims to decriminalize marijuana

A Hawaii lawmaker plans to introduce legislation this week that would decriminalize adult possession of marijuana, and he’s pointing directly at the Obama administration to justify his decision, according to a published report. But State Sen. J. Kalani English, a Democrat, isn’t stopping there. A second bill slated for introduction this week would also legalize…

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