New Marijuana Legalization Proposal Submitted In The District of Columbia Erik September 6, 2013 Activism, Best Of The Best, Exclusive Web Content, Politics, Recreational Cannabis, The United State Of Weed, The War On Drugs The District of Columbia Council is in the process of considering the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana, but a pro-marijuana organization titled DCMJ, which is a group of residents working to change the outdated marijuana laws in the District of Columbia, proclaims the decriminalization bill doesn’t go far enough. DCMJ has proposed making possession of less than two ounces of dried flowers and/or cultivating up to three marijuana plants civil offenses rather than criminal. Said offenses would be punishable by fines up to $100 which would be assessed by alcohol regulation authorities. Attorney General Irv Nathan discovered a provision that would require offenders under the age of 18 to attend a drug awareness program which violates a city restriction preventing ballot items from appropriating taxpayer funds. Furthermore, adding marijuana offenders to the groups protected by D.C.’s Human Rights Act could be a financial liability for the city meaning that possession would remain illegal under federal law and he is unacquainted with a decree that would give the council consent to prevent police from arresting individuals in violation of federal law. According to Adam Eidinger of DCMJ 2014, after receiving that particular news the group pulled their current proposal and will submit a revised copy as soon as possible. The bill to decriminalize marijuana in the District of Columbia is expected to pass the council later this year and could become law by early 2014. Stay with The 420 Times for any new developments regarding DCMJ’s marijuana legalization efforts and for all the latest marijuana community news. 3 Responses New Marijuana Legalization Proposal Submitted In The District of Columbia « Whcich vaporizer September 7, 2013 […] is a group of residents working to change the outdated marijuana laws in the District of Columbia, proclaims the decriminalization bill doesn’t go far enough. DCMJ has proposed making possession of less than two ounces of dried flowers and/or cultivating up […] Log in to Reply MeeMan September 10, 2013 *pulls hair* You can’t decriminalise something that was never a crime. It was made illegal to grow/produce/sell without a licence and without paying the Tax Stamp; which the Government never gave out to people so that they may pay it. Hence the Catch 22. With that being said, it was still never a Crime. It was a legal Offence. There’s a difference and it’s ordinary people’s ignorance of the Law that’s getting them thrown into the Judicial system and churned out like mince meat. When it come to Cannabis, the Judicial system in “Western” countries is a farce and a mockery of the Law against the sanctity of the individual and it’s sovereignty. Log in to Reply New Marijuana Legalization Proposal Submitted In The District of Columbia – The 420 Times September 11, 2013 […] Editor’s note: This article was originally published on The 420 Times on September 6, 2013 […] Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.