Activists To Celebrate 4 Years Of Philadelphia Marijuana Decriminalization At City Hall


PENNSYLVANIA: Cannabis consumers will gather at Philadelphia City Hall on Saturday, October 20, 2018 to participate in a Pop Up Weed Garden to celebrate a bit more liberty for the plant. Four years ago, Philadelphia Police (PPD) began issuing civil fine tickets in lieu of a criminal arrest for small amounts of marijuana.  Jeanine Campbell with Read the full article…

DACO Conference To Introduce Cannabis Opportunities To Marginalized Communities

DACO Dr. Chanda Macias

PENNSYLVANIA: The Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities (DACO) will host the 2018 Cannabis Opportunities Conference on the theme Seeking Higher Ground and Equity in the Industry at the Temple University Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA on October 19-20, 2018. The purpose of the conference will be to demystify the profession and culture of the cannabis Read the full article…

UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED: The Politics of Pot, A Symposium On Cannabis Legislation And Regulation

The Politics of Pot takes place in Philly July 23, 2016

UPDATE: Organizers have cancelled this event. “Due to a number of scheduling conflicts around many of the intended political speakers with regards to other necessary obligations resulting from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, we at Emerald Live Events have decided to postpone  ‘The Politics of Pot’ symposium to a later date,” Jason Santos, Chairman and Read the full article…

Philadelphia Decriminalizes Marijuana

It makes Philadelphia the largest city in the United States to decriminalize marijuana.

PENNSYLVANIA: On Wednesday, Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter signed legislation decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana in the city. The law, which downgrades possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana to a civil offense, goes into effect Oct. 20. While the new legislation does not legalize pot in the City of Brotherly Love, it reduces penalties stemming Read the full article…

Marijuana Decriminalization Coming To Philadelphia

Mayor Michael Nutter said Monday he will sign a bill that essentially fines people $25 for the possession of marijuana under an ounce, CBS Philly reported.

PENNSYLVANIA: Philadelphia is a signature away from becoming the largest city in America to decriminalize marijuana possession, according to multiple published reports. Mayor Michael Nutter said Monday he will sign a bill that essentially fines people $25 for the possession of marijuana under an ounce, CBS Philly reported. A citation for possession would require an appearance before Read the full article…

Philadelphia Is About To Be America’s Largest City To Decriminalize Marijuana

Mayor Nutter's tweak will tack on a $100 fine for smoking in public, which can be waived with a few hours of public service.

PENNSYLVANIA:  Pretty soon, you won’t be considered a criminal for carrying around a little weed in Philadelphia. Philly Mayor Michael Nutter confirmed Monday that he will sign a bill into law that will make his city the largest in America to decriminalize marijuana possession, Philly Mag reports. Essentially it softens the penalty for such an offense from Read the full article…

Philadelphia Council Considers A Fine, Not Arrest For Pot

"An arrest is a very traumatic experience for people, especially if it's the first time and you're a kid," Kenney told "There's a lot of interactions that go wrong with an arrest -- the person could get hurt, the officer could get hurt."

PENNSYLVANIA:  If a Philadelphia councilman gets his way, smoking a joint will cost you cash, but won’t land you in handcuffs. A hearing is scheduled for Monday morning in Philadelphia City Council where testimony will be given about Councilman Jim Kenney’s proposed bill that changes city laws about marijuana so that anyone possessing a small amount wouldn’t be Read the full article…

Confrontational Pot Smoker Gets A Year Probation

Richard Tamaccio posted this to Facebook yesterday with the caption #sentencingselfie. A much different look than May 18.

PENNSYLVANIA: An organizer of a marijuana-legalization rally that drew more than 100 people and ended in scuffles with law-enforcement officers on Independence Mall in May was sentenced in federal court yesterday to one year of probation. Richard Tamaccio, 34, a Philadelphian comedian who goes by the stage name N.a. Poe, was also ordered by U.S. Magistrate Read the full article…

Police Issue Citations, Make No Arrests at Recent Marijuana Legalization Protest

Americans for Safe Access will ask the Supreme Court to review classification of marijuana

The marijuana menace apparently has not yet been eradicated from out fair city. On Sunday, radical group of protestors, united under the “Smokedown Prohibition” banner, marched from LOVE Park to Independence National Historical Park for a moment of so-called “cannabis reflection” at 4:20. But don’t be fooled: These folks were doing marijuanas.