MJ Decriminalization Initiative Petition Announced

MJ Decriminalization Initiative Petition Announced
Posted by CN Staff on September 21, 2007 at 13:48:35 PT
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Source: Joplin Globe
Missouri -- On Friday afternoon, standing on the sidewalk at Joplin City Hall, Kelly Maddy, the president of the Joplin chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, flanked by Kris Krane, the executive director of the national organization, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and Ryan Denham, President of the Alliance for Drug Reform Policy in Arkansas, fired the first shot in what will be a year-long battle to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana within the city of Joplin and the paraphernalia that’s used to smoke it.
“We are here today to introduce an opportunity for the citizens of Joplin to enact a more sensible marijuana policy,” he announced. “Over 200 people were arrested in 2005 for marijuana possession in Joplin,” he continued. “This is a waste of police resources that could otherwise be allocated to more serious crime. Our cities marijuana laws are not only a waste of taxpayer money and police resources, they are by definition a failed policy.”The Sensible Sentencing Initiative, as proposed by Maddy and Joplin NORML, would, if endorsed by a majority of Joplin voters in November of 2008, make possession of a misdemeanor amount of marijuana or marijuana paraphernalia an administrative offense. The petition also makes clear that adults arrested for simple possession of marijuana or marijuana paraphernalia would not be jailed or have to post bond. Those found guilty of the infraction in municipal court would be subject to a $250 maximum fine. Maddy said that petitions will be available for signing beginning Saturday at the Cannabis Revival festival to be held from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Joplin’s Landrith Park.For more on this story and to read an interview with Joplin Police Chief Lane Roberts concerning marijuana decriminalization see Saturday’s Joplin Globe.Source: Joplin Globe, The (MO)Published: September 21, 2007Copyright: 2007 The Joplin GlobeContact: letters joplinglobe.comWebsite: -- Cannabis Archives
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Comment #6 posted by mykeyb420 on September 22, 2007 at 08:31:05 PT
I have seen the future,,it is beautiful.
 SSDP are the future,,they are our newest heroes.
LONG LIVE THE SSDP !!!!if they were around when I was in school,,, MMJ would be already RE-LEGAL again,,and there would be alot less suffering in the world...
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Comment #5 posted by afterburner on September 22, 2007 at 07:37:53 PT
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Comment #4 posted by mayan on September 22, 2007 at 04:29:04 PT
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Comment #3 posted by ekim on September 21, 2007 at 21:08:06 PT
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Date: Thursday, September 27, 2007
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Comment #2 posted by ekim on September 21, 2007 at 20:43:44 PT
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Comment #1 posted by paul armentano on September 21, 2007 at 15:28:56 PT
Hawaii: Latest Pot Discovery Not Just For Ill
Latest Pot Discovery Could Yield Major Health Benefits -- And Not Just for Hawaii's IllBy Paul Armentano, 9/21/2007 11:20:38 AMHawaii's ranchers may have a new and unlikely ally in their battle against the spread mad cow disease: Pot. According to a study found here: which was published earlier this month in the Journal of Neuroscience, investigators at the National Center for Scientific Research in France determined that the administration of a non-psychoactive compound in pot can increase the survival of animals diagnosed with the fatal brain disease. Scientists remarked that the compound, known as cannabidiol, may also hold the potential to halt the spread of similar neurodegenerative diseases in humans, such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and other fatal brain disorders. The study is not the first time that scientists have touted the therapeutic potential of cannabidiol.Folks can read my full commentary here:
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