Wells, Civil Rights Groups Push for Potent D.C. Pot Bill

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  On Tuesday, the D.C. Council will have a chance to pass what civil rights groups are calling the strongest marijuana decriminalization bill in the country.

The proposal, offered by Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells, who represents Capitol Hill and is also running for mayor, would prevent police officers from stopping and searching D.C. residents solely because officers smell pot. Supporters also see it as an attempt to end racial profiling. [Read more…]

Marion Barry, DC Council Aim To Decriminalize Marijuana

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Thanks partly to D.C. councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry, the nation’s capital could soon join the states of Colorado and Washington in decriminalizing small amounts of non-medical marijuana.

D.C. Councilman Tommy Wells proposed “The Simple Possession of Small Quantities Of Marijuana Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2013″ at a public hearing Wednesday. [Read more…]