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Marijuana Possession Laws

The Startling Cost Of Enforcing Marijuana Laws

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business

States together spent somewhere around $3.6 billion enforcing marijuana possession laws in 2010, according to a new study by the American Civil Liber...

Blacks Are Nearly 4 Times More Likely To Be Arrested For Pot Possession

Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices

The U.S. War on Marijuana is not just costly, time-consuming and unnecessary -- it's also racially biased, according to a new report. In recent yea...

City Council OKs Plan To Ticket Low-Level Marijuana Possession

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 08.27.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago's City Council on Wednesday passed an ordinance that allows police to ticket people found with small amounts of marijuana inst...

City Committee Advances Rahm's Marijuana Ticketing Plan

Posted 06.21.2012 | Chicago

Updated story A City Council committee on Thursday advanced a proposal from Mayor Rahm Emanuel to partially decriminalize the possession of small a...

Aldermen Not Yet Sold On Rahm's Marijuana Ticketing Plan

Posted 06.19.2012 | Chicago

After Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw his support behind a plan to partially decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana last week, se...