Decriminalization Arrives, And D.C. Police Prepare For Sea Change In Marijuana Laws

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: On Wednesday, a D.C. police officer who caught someone carrying a small amount of marijuana was required to launch his suspect on an onerous journey through the criminal justice system — possibly involving handcuffs, fingerprinting and forensic analysis. On Thursday, that same officer faces the simpler task of pulling out a ticket Read the full article…

Advocates Press For Marijuana Legalization Measure On D.C. Ballot

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The District should set aside the warnings of its attorney general and let voters decide whether they want to legalize marijuana possession in the nation’s capital, advocates for the measure argued Tuesday before the D.C. Board of Elections. The band of marijuana advocates is seeking to make the District one of the Read the full article…

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.