verb (used with object), de·crim·i·nal·ized, de·crim·i·nal·iz·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM decriminalizede·crim·i·nal·i·za·tion, noun
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In the District, Bowser opposed the measure to decriminalize use of psychedelic mushrooms and similar “high”-inducing plants, which advocates say have important medicinal properties.Election 2020: Winners and losers from Virginia, Maryland and D.C.|Robert McCartney|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
Oregon, meanwhile, became the first state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cocaine, heroine, and methamphetamine whilst also legalizing psychedelics such as magic mushrooms for those 21 and over.Will the world’s biggest IPO face a valuation ding after its delay?|Lucinda Shen|November 4, 2020|Fortune
It has made him a supporter of Ballot Initiative 81, the only initiative on this year’s ballot seeking to decriminalize the possession and distribution of entheogenic plants and fungus.
Indeed, at least two countries have made progress in recent months in decriminalize homosexuality.Grenell defends progress in global initiative to decriminalize homosexuality|Chris Johnson|September 23, 2020|Washington Blade
Grenell also spearheaded the global initiative to decriminalize homosexuality in the 69 countries where it remains illegal.Ric Grenell joins RNC as senior adviser for LGBTQ outreach|Chris Johnson|August 20, 2020|Washington Blade
“There are indications that decriminalization can reduce the burden on criminal justice systems,” the report said.
“No system works 100 percent, but we do know that decriminalization is the number one thing we have to do first,” said Kinkaid.
There is some strong evidence to suggest that decriminalization can protect sex workers, and all women, from violent crime.
They only support the decriminalization of the drug, which just became law in the Old Line State.
Collins argues for the decriminalization of drugs, which he calls a “far more effective tool.”Economists Slam the War on Drugs in a New London School of Economics Report|Abby Haglage|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST