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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What emerged was a strong consensus that drugs across the board should be decriminalised.
Kaushal contended that the armed forces be impleaded in the case, as their stand is contrary to the Delhi High Court verdict, which decriminalised gay sex among consenting adults in private.
The best way forward for the council is to keep the programme of decriminalised parking so we avoid the city descending into anarchy.
The committee said decriminalised parking enforcement, where councils take over matters from the police, must be extended throughout the country.
Yesterday, Nick Clennett, head of transport and highways at Gateshead Council, which is planning to apply to decriminalise parking before the end of the year, said: "During the last 15 years, we have seen how decriminalised parking enforcement has been implemented around the country and, hopefully, we can now put together a scheme which will avoid most of the problems other councils have encountered.
Mr Roberts said: "The previous administration decided not to look at decriminalised parking after police decided to withdraw.
Publishing its report for 2003, the NPAS said 83 councils - 15 more than in 2002 - were now in the decriminalised parking enforcement scheme.
THE Home Secretary was today expected to unveil the biggest shift in drugs policy for 30 years by confirming cannabis will be effectively decriminalised.
The Company magazine poll found that 36% of women between the ages of 18 and 28 think the drug should be decriminalised, while 48% think that it should be legalised, but only for medicinal purposes.
Independent London mayor candidate Mr Ken Livingstone last night shrugged off a double controversy over remarks suggesting international capitalism kills more people than Hitler and that soft drugs should be decriminalised.
Flynn wants the group to look at the Dutch capital Amsterdam where cannabis possession is decriminalised.
Coleen Nolan believes prostitution should be decriminalised - after once promising her son sex with a hooker if he passed his GCSEs.