NORML

Details On Pittsburgh's Proposed Marijuana Decriminalization

Dec 17, 2015
Martin Alonso / flickr

This week the Pittsburgh City Council held a public hearing on a proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. We'll look at what's in the proposal and what it could mean if council members vote in favor of the measure next week.Patrick Nightingale, Executive Director of Pittsburgh National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is our guest.

Johnny Lucus / Flickr

Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday introduced a bill that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, defined as 30 grams, or about an ounce.

A local activist group will gather at Point State Park Saturday in an effort to “smoke out prohibition” of marijuana.

At 4:20 p.m. Saturday, the Pittsburgh regional chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws will hold a moment of silence to protest what it calls the war on cannabis. NORML promotes repealing the prohibition of marijuana.