DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: D.C. Council members invite the public to testify on a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. The hearing will be held Wednesday at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library.
Currently, if you’re caught with less than an ounce of pot in D.C. then it’s a misdemeanor offense with penalties of up to 6 months in prison. This bill would drop that offense to just a civil penalty, like a speeding ticket, with only a $100 fine. [Read more…]