D.C. eliminates arrests for possession of small amounts of pot

Washington, D.C. is the latest to loosen marijuana laws, as the United States sees a growing trend of pot legalization.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   March 4, 2014 at 4:34 PM

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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