decriminalize

[ US /diˌkɹɪmənəˈɫaɪz/ ]
VERB
  1. make legal
    Marijuana should be legalized
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How To Use decriminalize In A Sentence

  • I believe that it is not acceptable to claim that it is enough to "decriminalize" cannabis use. Cannabis: The Report Of The Canadian Government Commission Of Inquiry Into The Non-Medical Use Of Drugs
  • There are three options available to alleviate this problem, keeping it a criminal offence, decriminalize it and legalize it.
  • U. S. authorities have strongly criticized Canadian plans to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, arguing it could result in highly potent pot flooding across the border.
  • In employing essentially utilitarian criteria, the Wolfenden Committee gave rise to legislation which decriminalised certain forms of homosexual conduct.
  • Even after this year's move to decriminalize, police could nab prostitutes until rules on solicitation and zoning become clearer. Decriminalizing The Sex Trade
  • In practice the consumption of cannabis was decriminalized: a British compromise that continues to defy logic. The Times Literary Supplement
  • This measure formally decriminalized the use of illegal drugs.
  • Four years ago, they were derided for raising proposals to decriminalise cannabis.
  • In practice the consumption of cannabis was decriminalized: a British compromise that continues to defy logic. The Times Literary Supplement
  • Just so we're clear about this, the bill decriminalised prostitution.
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