This comes following the state Assembly's Tuesday cancellation of a Thursday vote on a bill that would set up an expungement process for cannabis-related offenses and another that would decriminalize
possession of up to two ounces of marijuana instead putting in place a $50 fine.
The proposed ordinance, Initiative 301, which was designed to "decriminalize
the use and possession of mushrooms that contain psilocybin," initially appeared to have headed for a defeat.
A citizen initiative on the ballot followed the same tack taken by marijuana activists to decriminalize
pot possession in 2005 in the city.
Minister Nagbe said the Executive, in collaboration with the Press Union of Liberia and international partners is reviewing the bill to decriminalize
speech offences and will submit it to the Legislature at its current session.
In 2015, Texas lawmakers proposed a number of unsuccessful bills to decriminalize
marijuana, including one by Rep.
Despite the opposition, President Bachelet has made the decriminalization of abortion in Chile a priority mission, telling BBC that she understands the myriad of reasons why women choose to have an abortion, and that women "should have legally the possibility of making their own choices." l he proposed amendment has gone farther than any other attempts to decriminalize
abortion in Chile, according to BBC.
"By planning to decriminalize
abortion, Chile is showing its willingness to respect and protect women and girls' rights to life and non-discrimination," said Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International.
Pimentel, chairman of the Senate committee of justice and human rights, said the chance that the bill seeking to decriminalize
libel would be passed has diminished.
How can you argue on one hand we need to decriminalize
something because laws don't work, then argue on the other hand we need to criminalize something because laws do work?
The Supreme Court's decision helps to set precedence that will allow the courts in the various states of Mexico to follow suit, replicating similar reforms to decriminalize
abortion, as in the Federal District of Mexico City.
The Paris-based International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) will launch a global campaign in November for a United Nations resolution to decriminalize