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dee kri muh nuh luh zay shuhn

  • n  legislation that makes something legal that was formerly illegal

  • In February, the former presidents of Brazil, Colombia and Mexico signed a statement calling for decriminalization of several narcotics.
  • With any revenue ideas, people say you have to think outside the box, you have to be creative, and I feel that the issue of the decriminalization, regulation and taxation of .
  • Why do you support the decriminalization of marijuana? Craig Thomas.
News & Articles

  • Sir Richard Branson joins Filner on drug panel
    Mayor Bob Filner stopped short of calling for decriminalization of all drug use.
    June 21, 2013 - U-T San Diego
  • Nevada missed a chance to save money and stop stigmatizing marijuana users
    While Nevada makes progress on dispensing medical marijuana, lawmakers also had a chance to debate ending a ban on marijuana use in the state. Assembly Bill 402 could have opened the doors to the decriminalization of possessing, consuming and cultivating pot. The bill would have established regulations, such as an age limit of 21, while including a 25 percent excise tax on wholesale and retail ...
    June 20, 2013 - Las Vegas CityLife
  • Industrial hemp's future as a crop in Colorado awaits federal action
    The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is lobbying actively for decriminalization of industrial hemp at the federal level, and bills were introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate late this winter.
    June 18, 2013 - The Steamboat Pilot & Today

  • Martha Coakley in Politicker MA
    Decriminalization of marijuana will send a message to children and young adults that it is okay to use and abuse illegal substances,Coakley said, according to a statement. "Not only is there a direct link between marijuana use and juvenile...
  • Glenn Greenwald in TIME
    Judging by every metric, decriminalization in Portugal has been a resounding success,says Glenn Greenwald, an attorney, author and fluent Portuguese speaker, who conducted the research. "It has enabled the Portuguese government to manage...

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