Posts Tagged ‘d.c. marijuana decriminalization’

27 Citations Issued in First Two Weeks of Marijuana Decriminalization

D.C. police have issued 27 civil citations for marijuana possession in the two weeks since the city's new marijuana decriminalization law went into effect, according to police spokesman Araz Alali.  
The 27 citations were issued between midnight on July 17 and  July 30 and include two warnings. These figures could change as tickets are transmitted to headquarters, [...]

Rep. Andy Harris a No-Show at Activists’ Fake Constituent Service Day

Adam Eidinger sat on a couch in Rep. Andy Harris' office talking to the woman working the front desk—who was half listening to him and half trying not to laugh—about all the District residents who travel to Ocean City, Md., only to get ripped off by those claw-crane machines. There's so much cheap booze in Ocean [...]

The Needle: Carry on, but Don’t Light Up

Open Pot: Starting at midnight, marijuana will be decriminalized in the District, which means if you get caught carrying marijuana in public, you will be fined just $25. Lighting up, though, is still a crime. Oh, and if you do get slapped with a fine, the kind folks here at WCP are willing to cover it for you. [...]

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Our latest cover story is a look at how rich foreign investors are helping finance [...]

House Committee Votes to Block D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization Law

The District's law wiping out most criminal penalties for marijuana is officially under attack by national Republicans: The GOP-controlled House Appropriations Committee voted Wednesday to insert an amendment that would gut the decriminalization law into a massive—and unrelated—spending bill.
The amendment, introduced by Republican Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland, would prevent the city from spending any money to implement the law. All of the [...]