WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) --
After a 10-1 vote in the D.C. city council Tuesday, possession of an ounce of marijuana or less will only result in a maximum $25 fine.
Prior to this passing, anyone caught with marijuana could end up spending up to six months in jail.
"This is a big step forward for our nation's capital, as well as our nation as a whole," said Mason Tvert of the Marijuana Policy Project in D.C. "Clearly, marijuana prohibition's days are numbered in the United States."
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