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Pot Growers Suing Police for Seizing Marijuana Plants

June 26, 2014
From Colorado and Washington state to California and Hawaii, police in medical marijuana states are being sued by people who want their marijuana back after prosecutors chose not to charge them or they were acquitted.

Philadelphia City Council Votes to Decriminalize Pot Possession

June 20, 2014
The Philadelphia City Council on Thursday passed a measure decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, following a wave of U.S. states and cities lowering penalties on the drug.

Maryland Governor to Sign Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

April 8, 2014
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) said Monday that he will sign a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Video: Colorado Raises $2M in First Month of Marijuana Taxes

March 11, 2014
The first tax figures for the first state in the nation to legalize retail marijuana shows the drug brought in $3.5 million in taxes and fees for Colorado in January

Colorado Raises $2M in First Month of Marijuana Taxes

March 11, 2014

Police agencies in Colorado say they'd like to see more funding to offset the extra workload of enforcing the state's marijuana laws, which are bringing in tax revenues. Read Full Story Here.

Marijuana Case Filings Plummet in Colorado Following Legalization

January 13, 2014
Charges for all manner of marijuana crimes plummeted in the months after Colorado voters legalized limited possession of cannabis for people over 21, even for those that are still illegal.

Vermont Decriminalizes Marijuana

June 7, 2013
Vermont became the 17th state in the nation Thursday to eliminate criminal penalties for the possession of a small amount of marijuana, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced.

Colorado, Washington Legalize Marijuana

November 7, 2012
Voters in Colorado and Washington legalized recreational marijuana, setting up a showdown with the Department of Justice. Also, Massachusetts became the 18th state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.

Plan Would Limit NYPD Pot Arrests

June 4, 2012
New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo will ask the legislature to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana to reduce the number of "stop and frisk" encounters between officers and subjects, he announced today.

Soros-Backed California Ballot Proposition Would Overhaul Sentencing of Drug Offenders

October 2, 2008
The Nonviolent Offender Rehabilitation Act, funded in part by billionaire George Soros, would be "the most ambitious sentencing and prison reform in U.S. history," according to the Drug Policy Alliance Network, a primary sponsor.
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