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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law by Josh Crank  
Detroit Voters May Decriminalize Marijuana in November

The Michigan Supreme Court has cleared the way for a marijuana decriminalization measure to appear on city ballots in the coming November election. If voters pass the measure, it will allow adults 21 and over to use and possess up to one ounce of marijuana on private property. The decriminalization initiative is sponsored by the Coalition for a Safer Detroit, a group of citizens who argue that removing marijuana possession penalties will allow Detroit police officers to focus on more …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Josh Crank  
Connecticut Poised to Legalize Medical Marijuana

A bill legalizing medical marijuana passed in the Connecticut Senate, ensuring Connecticut will become the 17th state, along with the District of Columbia, to approve such a measure. Governor Dannel P. Malloy has pledged to sign the bill into law. The Senate approved the bill 21 to 13 following a debate that extended into the early morning hours. The push for medical marijuana legalization gained momentum after Connecticut decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana last year. “Eighteen months ago, …

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