DC on fast track to decriminalizing pot possession
It took nearly 15 years after voters approved medical marijuana for it to become available in the District of Columbia, but the next major change to pot laws in the nation's capital is on the fast track.
The D.C. Council is poised to approve a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot, and Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray announced last month that he supports it. He could sign the bill into law as early as January.
Some activists want the city to go further by legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana as Colorado and Washington state do, and they're considering a ballot initiative if the council doesn't take that step....
GSTexas wrote: This country just keeps sliding further and further into moral obscurity.
Pot,Cocaine and other drugs were legal back during a time when America was much more "moral" than it is now,controling people's personal habits with laws that also allow the government to subvert the constitution has done absolutely nothing to contribute in any way to the morality of America.....it has however provided a wonderful opportunity for criminals.