Marijuana Decriminalization

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Senate Leader Backs Marijuana Decriminalization

Chuck Schumer to introduce measure that would decriminalize the drug at the federal level, says he’s “seen too many people’s lives ruined” due to marijuana-related incarceration.

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Philadelphia District Attorney Dismisses All Marijuana Possession Cases

Larry Krasner says his office will no longer prosecute people for simple possession.

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Why Weed Decriminalization Alone Won't Fix Racist Drug Enforcement

The City of Atlanta is considering fines instead of jail for recreational weed possession. But if decriminalization isn’t coupled with new policies on arrest quotas, financial incentives and racial profiling, the main purpose of the change could go up in smoke.