USA. Yet more legal cannabis states on the way
The USA continues to lead the way with cannabis legalization regulation changes.
- Washington DC moved closer to decriminalizing cannabis on Wednesday 15th Jan 2014 when the city council approved a measure that would downgrade cannabis use to the same legal penalty as a parking ticket. This would mean, in reality, a more-or-less legal situation. The resolution was passed unanimously by the city council's public safety committee, the bill reduces penalties for possessing less than an ounce (28 grams) of marijuana to a fine as little as $25. More info is here http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-marijuana-districtofcolumbia-20140115,0,1869595.story
- Florida. With 1.1 million people signing the petition for medical marijuana, it is now certain that the use of medical cannabis will be put to the ballot for a state-wide vote during 2014. For Florida campaigners this means that the real battle has begun. High-profile campains will start to educate the voters about the numerous medical applications of cannabis. Opinion polls suggest that a public ballot in Florida will be passed. More info is here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jag-davies/florida-marijuana_b_4603426.html
- New Hampshire's House-Of-Representatives has approved a bill which would legalize recreational use of cannabis. New Hampsire has some stubborn high-level opponents to full legaliztion, so this bill has further to go before becoming law. However, if the bill succeeds, and it should, then New Hampshire will join Colorado and Washington state with legal recreational pot. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/01/15/the-n-h-house-just-became-the-first-state-body-to-ok-pot-sales-group-says/
Soon the USA will have over half its states with legal cannabis.
January 17th 2014