Washington, DC votes to decriminalize marijuana

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oh stoners, they’re in every city. And the ones trying to spark a doobie in DC might be surprised about some new weed laws in our nation’s capital. Check this out.

The D.C. council has voted to ease the marijuana laws. No kidding, lessening penalties for public and private consumption of weed. It also decriminalizes the possession of small quantities of green goods.

So if you’re thinking about puff-puff-passin’ in DC; here’s what you need to know.

Under the new law you can posses an up to an ounce of weed and it’s no longer a criminal offense. Instead, it’s a civil offense and you’ll get slapped with a $25 fine.

Don’t expect to blaze your way out of trouble, public consumption of marijuana is still a misdemeanor.

However, the new law lowers the penalty for smoking pot in public from a $1,000 fine or six months in jail, to a $500 fine or 60 days in jail.

Okay all you puffin’ peeps let’s hope you took some notes; so these new rules don’t go up in smoke!



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