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    Rep. Ed Gainey discussing marijuana decriminalization bill this Sunday in Erie.

    Rep. Ed Gainey will be addressing the Northwest PA Chapter ACLU in Erie regarding his bill, H.B.195, which would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Northwest PA Chapter ACLU’s Spring Lecture 2- 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23 Raymond M. Blasco Memorial Library Admiralty Room 160 E. Front St., Erie, PA 16507 The event is free and open to the public. The bill would change a conviction of the possession of small amounts of marijuana (30 grams or less) or hashish (8 grams or less) to a summary offense, reduced from a misdemeanor. Reducing the criminal charge to a summary offense would alleviate the stigma that can follow a…