Stories this photo appears in:
The D.C. Council approved a bill Tuesday to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in the city.
President Obama recently made perhaps the strongest endorsement by any sitting president on relaxing marijuana laws.
The D.C. Council committee that deals with public safety issues approved a bill Wednesday that would make possessing and using marijuana a civil — rather than a criminal — offense.
Every year, thousands of young, primarily black men are arrested for marijuana possession and for the vast majority, that act will have a tremendous impact on the course their lives take going forward.
The District of Columbia is joining a growing number of states and cities which are reversing their positions with regards to marijuana use.
Far too many of our young people have had their lives ruined in the court system for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
A bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana has been introduced by a D.C. Council member and it appears that he has a large number of District residents who support his efforts.