The D.C. Council voted today to partially decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. The bill which was voted on today will likely be approved by the mayor. That means that just across the border from Maryland individuals possessing less than an ounce of marijuana will face a civil citation rather than arrest. The D.C. Council wisely approved this bill as a civil rights measure recognizing the harm an arrest record can have on a defendant.
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