Marijuana May Be Legal In DC, But Illegal In the US

Posted: Jul. 16th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

It'll be a funny situation if the movement in Washington DC to get marijuana decriminalized leaves the nation fighting a drug war against a plant that isn't criminal to posses in the capital. With arguments for decriminalizing the plant gaining serious momentum, ironically driven by a call to protect children and teenagers, that eventuality may actually come to pass, and a lot sooner than you'd think.

Marijuana, Washington, D.C., and legalization usually don’t come up in the same sentence.

The charge for marijuana legalization has mostly come from state legislators, while the Obama administration and the Federal government want to continue banning cannabis.

But when you have medical marijuana being considered for children, perhaps it’s not so strange to hear about Washington, D.C., marijuana legalization efforts. The arrest rate for marijuana possession in Washington, D.C., is three times higher than the national average and disproportionately affect the African American community by a ratio of four to one. The law requires that cannabis offenders face up to six months in prison and a $1,000 fine


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