Reason: DC City Council Wants to Decriminalize Marijuana For “Social Justice,” Not Interested in Legalizing, May Be on the Ballot Anyway

By Ed Krayewski | Sep. 5, 2013 1:43 pm The city council in Washington, DC is considering a bill, cosponsored by a majority of the council, that would decriminalize the possession of marijuana up to an ounce, making it a … Continue reading

Washington Post: Some on D.C. Council plan bills to ease penalties for having marijuana

“Some D.C. Council members are crafting legislation to lessen the penalties for marijuana possession, hoping to settle the matter before outside groups petition the issue onto the ballot. Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) and Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) — who as … Continue reading

Washington Examiner: D.C. residents, candidates support marijuana decriminalization

Three-quarters of registered voters in D.C. support decriminalizing marijuana possession and making it punishable by just a $100 citation, according to a survey of 1,621 voters conducted by Public Policy Polling. All the leading candidates in the at-large D.C. Council … Continue reading