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PhillyNORML: Testimony to City Council on marijuana decrim

PhillyNORML: Testimony to City Council on marijuana decrim

To the City Council Law and Government Committee June 9, 2014 ### Good afternoon honorable members of City Council. My name is Chris Goldstein and I represent the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana laws, known as PhillyNORML. We have been working here in the city, with state legislators in […]

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Pennsylvania Should End Ban on Marijuana

By Derek Rosenzweig The time has come to end the prohibition of marijuana in Pennsylvania. Hundreds of thousands of marijuana smokers across the commonwealth face serious penalties for something which many (myself included) believe should not be a crime. A person in Pennsylvania who is caught with 30 grams of marijuana or less faces up […]

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Philly saving time and money with new pot procedure

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office is calling a new set of procedures for minor pot cases a success and plans to continue with the Small Amount of Marijuana (SAM) program. Last year the Pennsylvania Supreme Court worked with the new DA, Seth Williams, to make a pragmatic change in how the justice system deals with […]

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Philadelphia: Marijuana Arrests Remain High

http://www.examiner.com/norml-in-philadelphia/philadelphia-marijuana-arrests-remain-high Each year PhillyNORML, the local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, looks at the marijuana arrest data for the city. The information comes directly from the Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Reporting System. Here are the numbers for 2009, the most recent data available: There were 6, 402 marijuana related arrests […]

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