News Coverage of the DC Marijuana Decriminalization Hearings

Over 40 witnesses testified and more than 100 District residents attended the historic marijuana decriminalization hearings this week. Below are some of the news articles & videos that were generated:


DC Fox 5: New legislation pushes to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in DC

WASHINGTON – D.C. council-member Tommy Wells announced new legislation to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.

His announcement followed a report by the ACLU that finds D.C. has the most arrests for pot possession than any other city in the U.S.

The district is among the top-ten in the country for the highest-number of African Americans arrested for marijuana possession.

Source: MyFoxDC

MyFoxDC: Marion Barry leads push to decriminalize marijuana possession in DC

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“There’s a push to decriminalize marijuana possession in the District.

Some council members are currently drafting a bill.

Ward-8 representative Marion Barry and Tommy Wells of Ward-6 are taking the lead.

It would eliminate criminal penalties for people caught with small amounts of pot or subject offenders to fines.

The legislation is expected to be introduced as early as this summer.

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson doesn’t think congress will approve any decriminalization of marijuana bill.”

Source: MyFoxDC