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Why the Marijuana Justice Act legalizes marijuana the right way

By Jim Patterson, Opinion Contributor – 08/16/17 02:10 PM EDT

Earlier this month, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced the Marijuana Justice Act. To some, this bill may look like another liberal attempt to push for widespread legalization of marijuana across the country. 617 more words


Trumping the Prohibitionists

Donald Trump’s latest debacle has weakened him even further by revealing that he’s not merely using the far-right as a steppingstone to power, but that he indeed supports their bigoted beliefs. 333 more words

Matthew T. Mangino: A first step: Decriminalizing status offenses - Guest Opinion

Being a kid is difficult. For many young teens, misbehaving can be part of normal development.

Being a kid is difficult. For many young teens, misbehaving can be part of normal development. 44 more words

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DRUG POLICY: The need for decriminalization 

Uganda happens to be one of the countries which criminalizes against drug use as per The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act 2015.

This Criminalisation has led to stigmatisation. 830 more words


States should follow Oregon's lead and decriminalize hard drugs -- Opinion

Hard drugs are more dangerous when they’re illegal.

On July 6th, the Oregon legislature voted to decriminalize cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, oxycodone, LSD, and ecstasy. While reform of prohibitions on both medical and recreational use of marijuana has gained popularity in states across the country, most people remain skeptical of the benefits of reducing or eliminating criminal penalties for harder drugs. 42 more words

Oregon Legislature

Meth, heroin and cocaine to be decriminalized 

New bill an effort to prevent law enforcement’s racial profiling in urban areas.

Meth, heroin and cocaine is being decriminalized by Oregon lawmakers.

The state legislature passed a bill that gives first time offenders less jail time and smaller fines if caught with a user amount of the drugs. 50 more words

Oregon Legislature
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