decriminalization

Politics
A progressive think tank’s results conflict with other major surveys — but its poll also asks a more accurate question.
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"If you want to come into the country, you should at least ring the doorbell," Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said.
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Let me tell you about what happens at my legal, feminist escort agency.
U.S. News
Gov. David Ige (D) declined to veto legislation that decriminalizes up to three grams of marijuana. The law will take effect in January 2020.
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“Sex work is work and should not be criminalized by the state,” state Sen. Julia Salazar said at a Monday press conference.
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Beginning July 1, possession of small amounts of marijuana will no longer be a criminal offense in New Mexico.
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Harris should not be let off the hook for her record on sex workers’ rights. But prominent Dems supporting decriminalization is a new development.
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That’s a big switch for the Democratic presidential candidate, whom sex workers have criticized for good reason.
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State Sens. Julia Salazar and Jessica Ramos, plus Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, lead the charge for sex workers.
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A reminder that the drug war is an ongoing catastrophe.
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A top drug official says he's open to a "harm reduction" approach to illicit drug use, but wants to find a new term for it.
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I appreciate the new rhetoric from the many candidates saying that drug use and addiction are a health issue, not a criminal issue. But there's a huge disconnect between this rhetoric and their actual policy proposals.
Impact
I reside in a California beach community that is frequented by tourists. Visitors are attracted to the laid-back surfer vibe and eclectic culture, but are generally unprepared for the visible homeless population of primarily young adults.
Crime
Laws prohibiting sex work are based on a moral code that doesn't fully consider the implications. If we are going to reform non-violent crimes like drug use and selling that are founded on societal beliefs, we also need to consider other non-violent crimes, regardless of stigma and moral objections.
Politics
In 2015, state legislators considered bills to legalize marijuana in 21 states, decriminalize marijuana possession in 17 states, and legalize medical marijuana in 19 states. The table was set in other ways that will lead to a healthy serving of marijuana policy reform in 2016.
Crime
Indeed, it is on the rise in the United States as it is globally. Weitzer argues that it is time to recognize that criminalization
Impact
Sex workers are recognized by the World Health Organization, along with other major health and human rights organizations, as one of four key populations in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.
Impact
The sweep netted 149 youth involved in the sex trade. It also led to arrests of 150 "pimps as well as other individuals." Rescuing "commercially sexually exploited youth" and catching their "exploiters" sounds like a great thing, right? Actually, it's a bit more complicated.