District Of Columbia: City Council Finalizes Vote Decriminalizing Pot Possession Offenses

By March 6, 2014 Advice

Washington, DC: Members of the Washington, DC City Council gave final approval cheap mlb jerseys this week to legislation reducing the District’s marijuana possession penalties to a fine-only violation.

District lawmakers voted 10 to 1 in favor of trickThe Simple Possession of Small Quantities of Marijuana Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2013,” which amends District law involving the possession or transfer of up to one ounce of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor (punishable by up to 6 months incarceration and a maximum fine of $1,000) to a civil violation machine (punishable by a $25 fine, no arrest, no jail time, and no criminal record). Democrat Mayor Vincent C. Gray said Sales that he intends 目の前の旦那から身を隠しながら…隣人棒でアクメを繰り返す奥様… to sign the measure into law.

Offenses involving the public consumption of cannabis remain classified as a criminal misdemeanor under DC law, punishable by up to six-months High in jail and a $500 fine. The possession of cannabis-related paraphernalia will be re-classified as a violation, not a criminal offense.

Once signed into law, the measure faces a 60-day wholesale nba jerseys review wholesale nfl jerseys period by members of Congress.

A 2012 analysis cheap nba jerseys published by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland reported that the District possesses the highest percentage of marijuana possession arrests per capita in the z nation.


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Original Article: NORML NEWS