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Marijuana Decriminalization Hits the Nation's Capital


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, marijuana decriminalization efforts, news, government, americans )

Cal
- 429 days ago - alternet.org
A majority of D.C. Councilmembers have co-signed a bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana this Fall.



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Laura T. (109)
Friday July 12, 2013, 2:54 am
it is well past time to decriminalize or legalize
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Friday July 12, 2013, 3:49 am
Noted, ty Cal!
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday July 12, 2013, 3:50 am
thanks Cal. noted
 

John S. (303)
Friday July 12, 2013, 4:40 am
So the Care2 article about dog poisoning by marijuana to increase does make sense.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Friday July 12, 2013, 5:38 am
Thanks.
 

pam w. (191)
Friday July 12, 2013, 6:36 am
DECRIMINALIZE....don't ''legalize."

This is a PLANT...not some man-made chemical compound.

Making plants ''illegal'' makes as much sense as banning eggplant in your garden....or mint....or oregano!
 

pam w. (191)
Friday July 12, 2013, 6:39 am
And John S...are so trying to imply that marijuana is a dangerous substance? Many things are dangerous to dogs...garlic, raisins, various lilies, chrysanthemums, cyclamens and more. Gardeners and conscientious pet-owners should know this.
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday July 12, 2013, 7:58 am

Decriminalize the growing and use of marijuana. It's a long failed policy, we have so much valid scientific research that proves Marijuana is not dangerous.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Friday July 12, 2013, 9:11 am
Goodness knows there are much larger issues than this....
 

Debbie Williamson (266)
Friday July 12, 2013, 9:15 am
Way past time to decriminalize! Thanks Cal.
 

Jane K. (10)
Friday July 12, 2013, 9:23 am
It's about time. More and more evidence that marijuana is a valid treatment for some diseases too and less dangerous than the "cures" brought to us by big pharma.
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday July 12, 2013, 9:41 am

Goodness may know that Allan but people languishing in jail cells for nothing more than a marijuana cigarette do not know that. This is a large country with many problems, marijuana feeds a huge private prison concern and not the real issues of the people.
 

pam w. (191)
Friday July 12, 2013, 10:08 am
Exactly, Kit! If it's NOT a ''large'' issue...why are our prisons overflowing? Why have our police resources been over-loaded with meaningless ''pot'' arrests?

AND...if it's NOT ''a large issue,'' then...let's put it to rest!
 

Jason R. (60)
Friday July 12, 2013, 10:25 am
Great things happening in the Liberal city!!!

http://www.care2.com/news/member/113088365/3609188
 

Kathy B. (98)
Friday July 12, 2013, 12:35 pm
When it became known that marijuana would be made legal in Washington State, the prosecuting attorneys of Seattle & Tacoma (the 2 largest cities) were able to purge 200 pending marijuana arrest cases from their files. That's a potential 200 people who won't go to jail. I see this as a plus, freeing up the police & the courts to work on crimes that are more serious that possession of pot - not to mention saving taxpayers money.

Multiply that by how many municipalities across the nation? Just the savings to the taxpayers would be huge. But I suppose that's not a big deal, right Allan?
 

tasunka m. (334)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 3:31 am
Vermont heard I was coming, so
Last week they decriminalized,...feel like a personal victory
Thanks, Cal
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 7:47 pm
Good for D.C....a step in the right direction. And that also means it's time we begin drug testing our members of Congress. Wouldn't that just be perfect?
Otherwise, I'm surprised no one saw the articles in the past few months regarding pets and terminal cancer....they are being treated with MMJ.
 
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