Joy Haviland

Drug Policy Alliance and ACLU of California Sue City of Fontana to Uphold Rights Granted by California's Marijuana Legalization Law

Yesterday, the Drug Policy Alliance and the ACLU of California filed a lawsuit against the City of Fontana challenging a city ordinance that is intended to effectively prevent residents to enjoy the rights granted to them by Proposition 64 (also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act or AUMA). The Fontana ordinance makes it unreasonably difficult and expensive for residents to cultivate marijuana at their private residence as Prop. 64 allows.

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How Can I Get a Previous Marijuana Charge Removed Under California's Prop. 64?

On November 8, 2016, California voters passed Proposition 64 into law, legalizing the possession, transport, purchase, consumption, and sharing of up to one ounce of marijuana and up to eight grams of marijuana concentrates for adults aged 21 and older. Prop. 64 also reduced or eliminated criminal penalties for most marijuana offenses and made those changes retroactive for individuals who were convicted before Prop. 64 passed. 

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Finally! It's Prop 64 and the Time Has Come for California to Legalize Pot

The California Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) now officially takes its place on the November ballot as Proposition 64. The measure qualified for the ballot last week. Prop. 64 will allow adults 21 and older to possess, transport and use up to an ounce of marijuana for recreational purposes.

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Bad Prosecutors: Charging Street Level Drug Sellers with Murder is an Exercise in Deception

The use of heroin is increasing nationwide. As use rates have climbed so has the number of heroin-related overdose deaths. No matter who you ask, it’s a problem that deserves attention.

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Colorado Supreme Court Rules Employers Can Fire Medical Marijuana Patients for Off-the-Job Use

Today the Colorado Supreme Court dealt a significant blow to patients who use medical marijuana. The Court held that employers may freely fire medical marijuana patients for their private, off-duty, and legal use of marijuana.

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