DC Council could decriminalize pot in January - FOX 35 News Orlando

DC Council could decriminalize pot in January

Posted: Updated:

The D.C. Council could send a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana to Mayor Vincent Gray as early as January.

That's according to Councilmember Tommy Wells, who introduced the bill and chaired a committee hearing on the measure on Thursday. Nine of Wells' 13 colleagues have signaled their support for the bill, and Gray also supports it.

The bill would make possession of less than one ounce of marijuana a civil offense subject to a fine. Wells said Thursday that he plans to lower the proposed fine from $100 to $25 after listening to the concerns of low-income residents.

Wells hopes to send the bill to the full council in time for a preliminary vote in December and a final vote in January.

By BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press

Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices