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Weed Legalized In Washington DC by samnificent(m): 6:52am On Feb 27, 2015
As of Midnight Thursday, marijuana is now legal in Washington, D.C. However, how long weed stays decriminalized in the nation's capital remains to be seen. After Washington D.C. residentsvoted in support of legal pot this past Election Day, Congress attempted to block the bill by attaching preventative measures in an unrelated $1.1 trillion spending deal. However,the definition of the word "enact" gave D.C. officials a loophole in their pursuit to decriminalize weed, and as of 12:01 a.m., pot is legal there unless Congress steps up efforts to stop it.
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While other states with legalized weed only allow citizens to be in possession of an ounce of weed, Washington, D.C. doubles that amount with a two-ounce max. Anything over that quantity will result in a $1,000 fine and a potential jail sentence. D.C. residents can also own up to six marijuana plants, but to discourage selling, only three can be budding. Like Alaska, Colorado and Washington, residents can also gift an ounce of weed to a fellow resident, but selling it is still illegal. Like the other pro-pot states, driving under the influence of marijuana and smoking pot in public are against the law,ABC News reports.
AstheWashington Postwrites, officials in Washington, D.C. argue that Congress' actions didn't stop their marijuana bill from passing. Instead, because of Congress' demand that no money be spent attempting to "enact" the pot bill, all Congress did was prevent city officials from working on a plan for the sale and taxation of the legal marijuana, a process that took over a year in dispensary-happy states like Washington and Colorado. (The Postadds that city officials could face jail time by simply discussing a pot plan during office hours.) As of now, marijuana is simply legal in Washington, D.C. without any plan to cultivate its economic stimulus.
From Congress' point of view, the decriminalized weed in Washington, D.C. is in strict opposition to the language they tacked on to the spending bill and therefore still illegal in the District of Columbia. Unfortunately for Congress, D.C. Metro police answer only to city officials, who have said that marijuana is legal in the capital source http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/marijuana-officially-legal-in-washington-d-c-for-now-20150226&sa=U&ei=DQXwVIa7JYmvPLq7gPAN&ved=0CA8QqQIwAA&usg=AFQjCNEwN1o7Yj8q1Pbb6e7CgWBo_H86tg

Re: Weed Legalized In Washington DC by simplemach(m): 6:58am On Feb 27, 2015
Thats the kind of things they know how to do best all in the name of freedom of expression. Na God go purnish this US for us.
Re: Weed Legalized In Washington DC by bewla(m): 6:59am On Feb 27, 2015
we are happy 4 u but dont get cut in between
Re: Weed Legalized In Washington DC by dunkem21(m): 7:02am On Feb 27, 2015

..Legalize it!
Re: Weed Legalized In Washington DC by macpetrus(m): 7:03am On Feb 27, 2015
Re: Weed Legalized In Washington DC by Missy89(f): 7:11am On Feb 27, 2015
Oya Oya wink
Re: Weed Legalized In Washington DC by Nobody: 7:19am On Feb 27, 2015
Since the price of crude is still sliding down may be we need to start exporting weed to the US.

Since it is grown like maize over here.

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Re: Weed Legalized In Washington DC by bisi16(m): 7:53am On Feb 27, 2015
Naija agitators go soon start their own..

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