Judge Rejects Rastafarian Faith As Defense In Marijuana Case

An Indiana judge has rejected an argument that marijuana possession be a misdemeanor for a man who follows the Rastafarian faith.

INDIANA:  An Indiana judge has rejected an argument by a man who asked that his marijuana possession charge be reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor because he follows the Rastafarian faith. Jerome Scott that he was being charitable to others by cultivating marijuana to ease ailments from chronic back pain to cancer, the South Read the full article…

Washington State Lawmakers Mull Bill To Defelonize Simple Drug Possession

State lawmakers mull bill to defelonize simple drug possession

WASHINGTON:  Arrests for simple drug possession would no longer be a felony if state lawmakers approve a measure that received its first hearing Tuesday at the state legislature. Proponents of the bill say the war on drugs has needlessly ruined lives. Sponsors of the bill (HB 2116) claim two million people have been locked in Read the full article…