While marijuana possession is somewhat decriminalized in Hawaii, recreational use is still illegal and carries penalties ranging from a petty misdemeanor to a Class A felony if caught with 25+ pounds of pot. However, medical marijuana is legal in Hawaii for individuals suffering from chronic diseases such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, cachexia and disorders causing
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For example, possessing less than 40 grams of pot is only a misdemeanor punishable by a possible six-month jail sentence and a fine of no more than $1000. If the misdemeanor is a person’s first conviction for pot possession, they will have the charge expunged following completion of their jail sentence, probation and payment of
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To some degree, and when compared to non-decriminalized states like Florida or Montana, Connecticut’s penalties for marijuana possession could be considered decriminalized in Connecticut. Anyone caught with less than a 1/2 ounce of pot will be charged with a simply civil penalty–no jail time and a $150 or $500 fine (first and second offense fines,
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Florida is one of 16 states that have yet to legalize medical marijuana or decriminalize their pot laws. However, a recent Public Policy Polling survey indicated that a large majority of Floridians are in favor of legalizing the use of pot for treating serious and chronic diseases, with only 26 percent of voters opposed to implementing
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Although New Mexico has not decriminalized marijuana and considers pot an hallucinogenic substance under its Controlled Substance Act, it does allow residents affected by specified diseases to use marijuana legally for medicinal purposes. However, compared to pot laws of other states that have yet to decriminalize the possession and use of recreational marijuana, New Mexico’s
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Although medical marijuana use is legal in Montana, state law still classifies pot as a Schedule I drug that has no “recognized” medical benefits. In 2004, nearly 63 percent of Montana residents approved Initiative 148, which eliminated criminal charges for using or cultivating medical marijuana by people who had obtained documentation signed by a qualified
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Medical marijuana use is currently legal in Alaska but recreational pot use without penalty has yet to be implemented. However, Alaska has some of the loosest pot laws in the U.S. Possession of marijuana has been decriminalized for over a decade and allows residents to keep up to one ounce of pot in their home
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Rhode Island officially decriminalized marijuana on April 1, 2013, when new regulations endorsed by Governor Lincoln Chafee last year went into effect. Residents caught carrying one ounce or less of pot will simply receive civil offense charge and a fine of $150. Possessing one ounce to one kilogram (35 ounces) of marijuana is a misdemeanor
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Starting a Marijuana Retail Store in Colorado. Colorado officially passed Amendment 64 earlier in 2013, which will allow the sale of marijuana as a commodity by licensed sellers in 2014. However, state legislators are still hashing out details primarily affecting taxation, licensing fees and dispensary operation guidelines. Currently, Colorado pot laws comprising Amendment 64 regulate
Operating a Marijuana Business in California. With Washington and Colorado expecting a “gold rush” style response to the legalization of recreational marijuana shops in 2014, it seems inevitable that the next state to open the floodgates for hundreds of potential “ganjapreneurs” is California. Although medical marijuana is legal in the Golden State, voters have yet
- While marijuana possession is somewhat decrimin...
- For example, possessing less than 40 grams of p...
- To some degree, and when compared to non-decrim...
- Florida is one of 16 states that have yet to le...
- Although New Mexico has not decriminalized mari...