by Elizabeth Renter, Natural Society:
Despite Washington D.C.’s Mayor Vincent Gray recently signing off on legislation decriminalizing the possession of marijuana in the nation’s capital, some federal lawmakers are saying “not so fast”. A Republican-led House subcommittee is reviewing their options and planning a hearing to look at the decision. Considering Congress has 60 days to disapprove the bill via a resolution, and it would need President Obama’s signature, their efforts are a long shot, but a possibility nonetheless.
The bill makes possession of less than one ounce of marijuana a civil offense, carrying a fine similar to a traffic ticket. The proposed fine is $25, cheaper than any state in the country.
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