decriminalization http://wamc.org en Law Enforcement to Lobby Against Marijuana Decriminalization Bill http://wamc.org/post/law-enforcement-lobby-against-marijuana-decriminalization-bill <p></p><p></p><p>Law enforcement officers opposed to a proposal that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana will be at the Vermont statehouse Thursday asking legislators to reject the measure. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 61948 at http://wamc.org Law Enforcement to Lobby Against Marijuana Decriminalization Bill ACLU Challenges Commonwealth's View on Sharing Pot http://wamc.org/post/aclu-challenges-commonwealths-view-sharing-pot <p></p><p></p><p>The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts is speaking out against the Commonwealth’s persecution of those who share marijuana, despite a ballot measure in 2008 that decriminalized the drug. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 23:22:04 +0000 Lucas Willard 52363 at http://wamc.org ACLU Challenges Commonwealth's View on Sharing Pot NYS Marijuana Bill Appears Dead http://wamc.org/post/nys-marijuana-bill-appears-dead <p>A bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana appears dead for the legislative session , now that Republicans in the Senate say they won&rsquo;t be acting on the bill.&nbsp; Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports&hellip;&nbsp;</p><p>Governor Cuomo says it&rsquo;s &ldquo;highly unlikely&rdquo; that his bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana will be taken up by the Senate before the legislative session ends on Thursday, and Senate Leader Dean Skelos confirms that.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:08:19 +0000 Karen Dewitt 41422 at http://wamc.org NYS Marijuana Bill Appears Dead Bid to Pass Marijuana Decriminalization Fails in VT http://wamc.org/post/bid-pass-marijuana-decriminalization-fails-vt <p>Backers of marijuana&nbsp;decriminalization have failed in their effort to bring the measure to the full Vermont House for a vote.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports&hellip;</p><p>The measure had been held up in the House Judiciary Committee, with House Speaker Shap Smith opposed to it.</p><p>On Tuesday, Representative Oliver Olsen, a Jamaica Republican, called for a vote in the House to pull the bill out of committee and bring it to the floor for debate. That motion failed on a vote of 119 to 21.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 11:46:21 +0000 Pat Bradley 37561 at http://wamc.org Bid to Pass Marijuana Decriminalization Fails in VT