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4 Reasons Why The U.S. Needs To Decriminalize Drugs—And Why We’re Closer Than You Think

Ending criminal penalties for drug possession, often referred to as decriminalization, means nobody gets arrested, goes to jail or prison, or faces criminal punishment for possessing a small amount of a drug for personal use. As detailed in a new Drug Policy Alliance report, there’s an emerging public, political, and scientific consensus that otherwise-law-abiding people should not be arrested, let alone locked in cages, simply for using or possessing a drug.

July 14, 2017

New York To No Longer Arrest For Small Amounts Of Marijuana

New York City police will no longer make arrests for possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana, starting on November 19.

November 11, 2014
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It Makes No Sense To Criminalize People For Getting Stoned

By the time my 5-year-old daughter leaves for college, it’s quite likely that marijuana use will be broadly decriminalized. Alaska has become the most recent state to move toward legalization, placing an initiative on the ballot for an August vote. If it passes, Alaska would join Washington and Colorado, which have already made recreational use […]

February 8, 2014
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14 States That Have Decriminalized Marijuana

It’s high time for stoners: the decriminalization of marijuana is spreading across the nation.

April 1, 2013
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Marijuana Arrests Now Exceed Arrests For Violent Crime

The total number of marijuana arrests suggests an epidemic of wasted resources.

January 20, 2013