Cannabis Civil Citation Ordinance decriminalizes marijuana in Sarasota
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Cannabis Civil Citation Ordinance decriminalizes marijuana in Sarasota

On Sept. 3, the Sarasota City Commission unanimously voted to decriminalize marijuana under a Cannabis Civil Citation Ordinance, joining several other Florida counties and municipalities making similar adjustments. An ordinance promoting decriminalization cannot be enforced by local legislators as it is superseded by state and…

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Mexico legalizes weed – for 4 people

On Nov. 4, the Mexican Supreme Court declared that individuals have the right to grow and possess marijuana for personal use. That is, for the four individuals who filed a suit against the federal government claiming the use of marijuana was a civil right based…

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Alaska legalizes recreational marijuana

Alaska is the latest state to legalize marijuana use and, as of Feb. 24, is now the third state in the nation to allow recreational use of the drug. While editorial rules have been implemented, such as being 21 years of age and only possessing…

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Marijuana after midterms

Florida’s Amendment 2 – which would have legalized medical marijuana – was struck down, victim of a three percent difference between the 57 percent of the vote which it had and the 60 percent of the vote which it needed. In a midterm election dominated…

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