decriminalization

[ US /diˌkɹɪmənəɫəˈzeɪʃən/ ]
NOUN
  1. legislation that makes something legal that was formerly illegal
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How To Use decriminalization In A Sentence

  • In the concluding chapter, Jonnes takes issue with those who favor decriminalization or legalization of recreational drugs.
  • Actually, Obama has advocated for the decriminalization of maryjane. Rob Kall: Phelps and Obama -- Leading the Way Towards Legalizing Marijuana
  • Decriminalization of cocaine and heroin, for instance, would probably be stymied by this, whatever its merits might be in your own opinion.
  • The success of terrorist organizations crime of laundering means the decriminalization of terrorist organizations black money that is got through illegal channels such as smuggling and drug trade.
  • Prop. 19 would remove the nausea-inducing contradiction inherent in "decriminalization," which allows people to possess pot but not purchase it legally. Nick Gillespie: Why Pot Legalization Is the Most Important Issue Before Voters This Election Day
  • His stance on the decriminalization of narcotics best illustrated what made him tick.
  • Since the decriminalization of gay sex in 1997, the Chinese government has come a long way in lifting some of the stigma associated with the gay community.
  • Agreeing with decriminalization is what one has to do in order to become a member,. Post from Robyn Few of Sex Workers Outreach Project. « Bound, Not Gagged
  • But no, I don't favor decriminalization.
  • This made me upset because, if so many sex workers are saying for themselves, decriminalization is better, then the union should respect that. Moving Forward Against Criminalization « Bound, Not Gagged
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