Decriminalization


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Decriminalization

The act of making a previously illegal act legal. For example, a state may decriminalize usury by allowing banks to charge higher interest rates.
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Rick Perry recently signaled cautious support for decriminalization, but the legislature is not in session this year, nor is an initiative on the ballot.
effects of decriminalization in the country, provides insights into the
Without completely discussing the issues of decriminalization and legalization, he notes (p.
In Australia, where jurisdiction over prostitution is a state matter, decriminalization has occurred in six of Australia's eight jurisdictions (ONSC, para 202).
And finally, we believe that the hotline should not last forever; it is a contribution to the decriminalization of abortion.
1) On the November 2008 San Francisco General Election Ballot, Proposition K proposed the decriminalization of sex work.
They are hoping to achieve decriminalization, as recently adopted by New South Wales, Australia.
Recent policy debates on medical marijuana, decriminalization and legalization are often presented as a moral argument instead of an economic one.
While there might be some time before we know whether the decriminalization would work, the Mexican Tourism Bureau said that the revenue for the new bookings for Hollywood after-parties has already wiped out the Mexican federal deficit.
Some believe in drug decriminalization, others in full-out legalization, but their collective mandate is to highlight the failure of the current drug policy.
Bishop Antonio Juan Baseotto had suggested that Health Minister Gines Gonzalez Garcia should be "thrown into the sea with a millstone around his neck" for supporting the decriminalization of abortion to save some women's lives.
The author doesn't just provide a list of hemp's commercial uses; he also takes on the controversial topic of its (and marijuana's) decriminalization for private use, making this book both educational and compelling.