D.C. Council Votes To Decriminalize Some Marijuana Use

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The Washington, D.C., city council voted to decriminalize marijuana consumption in private homes, adding the nation’s capital to a growing list of states that have loosened sanctions for using the drug.

The council approved lowering the punishment for possession of as much as an ounce of marijuana to a fine, instead of potential jail time. The bill now goes to Mayor Vincent Gray, a Democrat, who supports eliminating criminal penalties and has said he will sign it, and the U.S. Congress, which can reject it. [Read more…]

DC Council Could Vote To Decriminalize Recreational Marijuana Possession As Early As January

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The D.C. Council could send a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana to Mayor Vincent Gray as early as January.

That’s according to Councilmember Tommy Wells, who introduced the bill and chaired a committee hearing on the measure on Thursday. Nine of Wells’ 13 colleagues have signaled their support for the bill, and Gray also supports it. [Read more…]

DC Council Could Vote To Decriminalize Recreational Marijuana Possession As Early As January

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The D.C. Council could send a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana to Mayor Vincent Gray as early as January.

That’s according to Councilmember Tommy Wells, who introduced the bill and chaired a committee hearing on the measure on Thursday. Nine of Wells’ 13 colleagues have signaled their support for the bill, and Gray also supports it. [Read more…]