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 https://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 https://www.huffingtonpost.com/jag-davies/florida-marijuana_b_4603426.html
Soon the USA will have over half its states with legal cannabis.
January 17th 2014
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