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Knowingly exposing others to HIV decriminalized in California

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Just now, Floppin said:

Changing it from a felony to a misdemeanor is not what decriminalize means.

It does under an alternate definition...devil's lettuce is considered decriminalized in NC.

Not the point of course.

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1 hour ago, Happy Panther said:

It does under an alternate definition...devil's lettuce is considered decriminalized in NC.

Not the point of course.

That's because possession under 1.5oz or whatever is no longer a criminal charge. Its an infraction not a misdemeanor. Something that carries a misdemeanor charge is still "criminalized".

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47 minutes ago, Floppin said:

That's because possession under 1.5oz or whatever is no longer a criminal charge. Its an infraction not a misdemeanor. Something that carries a misdemeanor charge is still "criminalized".

Absolutely Correct.

I'm sure the next person that leaves the dr with this surprise will be comforted by this. 

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12 hours ago, Floppin said:

That's because possession under 1.5oz or whatever is no longer a criminal charge. Its an infraction not a misdemeanor. Something that carries a misdemeanor charge is still "criminalized".

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decriminalize

to remove or reduce the criminal classification or status of

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3 hours ago, Happy Panther said:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decriminalize

to remove or reduce the criminal classification or status of

I guess I've never heard it used as a legal term except in the case of dropping below misdemeanor level.

They never refer to marijuana as decriminalized until this point for instance.

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