The District of Columbia decriminalization law that replaces criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana with a $25 civil fine goes into effect today, July 17, 2014.  Here is what you need to know about the Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2014: It Is No Longer A Crime To: Possess one ounce or […]

House Republicans on Wednesday blocked funding for a new D.C. law that would eliminate the threat of jail time for pot possession, leaving the fate of one of the country’s most liberal decriminalization efforts unclear. The D.C. law, which is to take effect next month, makes possession in the nation’s capital punishable by a fine […]

Starting this summer in Washington, DC marijuana possession will be deemed a civil offense that includes a $25 fine, but public consumption will still be considered a misdemeanor.   Read Full Story On http://www.theverge.com