California: Alameda County District Attorney to Vacate Thousands of Past Marijuana Convictions

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California: Alameda County District Attorney to Vacate Thousands of Past Marijuana Convictions | Paul Armentano OAKLAND, CA — The District Attorney for Alameda County has announced her intent to automatically vacate thousands of past marijuana convictions. Alameda County, which includes Oakland, is … Read More

Philadelphia District Attorney to Drop Marijuana Possession Cases

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Philadelphia District Attorney to Drop Marijuana Possession Cases | NORML PHILADELPHIA, PA — Newly elected District Attorney Larry Krasner has announced that his office will no longer prosecute marijuana possession offense violations. Although city policy has already decriminalized most minor marijuana possession offenses, police have … Read More

US Attorney General Rescinds Obama-Era Marijuana Guidelines

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US Attorney General Rescinds Obama-Era Marijuana Guidelines | NORML WASHINGTON, DC — United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that the Justice Department has rescinded, effective immediately, Obama administration guidelines – known as the Cole memorandum – which directed US attorneys to not interfere with … Read More

Marijuana Reform Groups Respond to Attorney General’s Comments

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Marijuana Reform Groups Respond to Attorney General’s Comments | HWN WASHINGTON DC — On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made several statements regarding marijuana, claiming that marijuana is “only slightly less awful” than heroin and telling reporters that “medical marijuana has … Read More

Houston District Attorney to Expand Policy Shielding Minor Marijuana Offenders From Jail, Criminal Records

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Houston District Attorney to Expand Policy Shielding Minor Marijuana Offenders From Jail, Criminal Records | NORML HOUSTON, TX — Houston County District Attorney Kim Ogg has announced plans to expand a countywide program shielding marijuana possession offenders from criminal records. … Read More