Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Denver decriminalizes marijuana for young adults



Young adults between the ages of 18 and 21 are getting a break in Denver. City Council recently decriminalized possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for young adults.

Last week the Denver City Council passed a measure to decriminalize marijuana possession of up to an ounce for those between 18 and 21. This action gives related petty non-violent offenders a second chance, and helps continue to cut down on overall crime in Colorado.

The penalty now for possessing an ounce or less is $150 for a first offense, $500 for a second offense and $999 for every offense after. Individuals possessing still must be at least 1,000 feet from schools.
Prior to the measure, Violators faced steep fines, probation and up to a year in jail.

The world is indeed taking it's progressive steps towards common sense marijuana laws.

Alex 'DJ' Webb

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